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The Resource The longing : the forgotten Jews of South America, Böhm Productions presents ; produced and directed by Gabriela Böhm, (videorecording)

The longing : the forgotten Jews of South America, Böhm Productions presents ; produced and directed by Gabriela Böhm, (videorecording)

Label
The longing : the forgotten Jews of South America
Title
The longing
Title remainder
the forgotten Jews of South America
Statement of responsibility
Böhm Productions presents ; produced and directed by Gabriela Böhm
Title variation
  • Longing
  • Forgotten Jews of South America
Title variation remainder
the forgotten Jews of South America
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A small group of South Americans are eager to affirm their Jewish faith. Their ancestors - Spanish Jews - were forced to convert during the Inquisition. Even after centuries of living in the New World as Catholics and intermarrying, their families still managed to secretly pass down some Jewish traditions from generation to generation. These practices have convinced them that they were originally Jews and fuel their desire to convert. Set in Ecuador, 'The longing' tells the story of a group of "conversos" attempting to regain their birthright. Among those featured are three women who traveled 36 hours roundtrip, by bus, from Colombia and a couple from a small Ecuadorian town. On the Internet, they have found a Brazilian-American rabbi (Jacques Cukierkorn) from Kansas City committed to helping "lost Jews" throughout the world reclaim their identities. Now they are meeting the rabbi in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The film provides a rare glimpse into the conversion process, including the ritual mikvah (submersion) and Beit Din (rabbinical court)
Cataloging source
AUM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Guillermo Zappino ; original score by Miriam Cutler ; edited by Jonathan Brock and Gabriela Böhm
Language note
English and Spanish, with English subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Böhm, Gabriela
  • Brock, Jonathan
  • Zappino, Guillermo
  • Cutler, Miriam
  • Filmakers Library, inc
  • Böhm Productions
Runtime
75
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cukierkorn, Jacques
  • Conversion
  • Marranos
  • Crypto-Jews
  • Marranos
  • Mikveh
  • Jewish Christians
  • Rabbinical courts
  • Guayaquil (Ecuador)
Technique
live action
Label
The longing : the forgotten Jews of South America, Böhm Productions presents ; produced and directed by Gabriela Böhm, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
212374048
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (75 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col., (some b&w)
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)212374048
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The longing : the forgotten Jews of South America, Böhm Productions presents ; produced and directed by Gabriela Böhm, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
212374048
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (75 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col., (some b&w)
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)212374048
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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