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The Jewish Experience
Argentina, 2019, 88 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Miguel Kohan, Not Rated, Spanish with English subtitles
Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 2:00 PM
Filmmaker Miguel Kohan connects the dots between his Jewish creole family in rural Argentina with the Sephardic Diaspora from Spain in 1942 in this insightful documentary.
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Admission Adult - $15.00
Admission Students w/ Valid ID (up to 25 years) - $14.00
Admission Seniors (65 +) with Valid ID - $14.00

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With director Miguel Kohan in attendance.

Filmmaker Miguel Kohan connects memories of his Jewish creole family in rural Argentina (Jewish gauchos) with the Sephardic Diaspora originating from Spain in 1492. His voyage takes him to the jungle and for the first time in a long time, reveals abandoned synagogues and cemeteries of the Jodensavanne (Dutch for “Jewish savannah”) in Surinam and the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius. From there he travels to New Amsterdam (New York), Jamaica, and Recife (Brazil). Before venturing to New York, Kohan learns about the assistance that St. Eustatius provided the rebellious British colony later known as the United States of America, by mostly Jewish merchants at great risk to their ships. Miguel's adventures prove that, like their forebears throughout history, Jews who settled in these remote places turned their exile into strength, learning to coexist and even thrive among the locals. The Jewish Experience is a rare trip to the 17th Century in which, along with the filmmaker, we discover a history that has been mostly unknown for two hundred years.