As a Cuban Sephardic Jew herself, the filmmaker refrains from treating the Jews on the island as a sad group of castaways and delves deeply into the way the members of the Sephardic Jewish community in Cuba bring meaning, joy, song, and laughter to their everyday lives. Ruth Behar’s mother was Ashkenazi , with relatives from Poland and Germany. World Jewry It turns out you really can go home again — and learn a thing or two along the way. The Sephardic cemetery has numerous gravestones with the Behar name. He also made some of the first photographs of Sarajevo’s fairs and people, creating a unique document of their existence, and he was famous in pharmaceutical circles on account of his knowledge of medicinal herbs. Las despedidas en el aeropuerto. Conversion, intermarriage, and cultural mixing, or mestizaje, are recurrent themes in the stories.
The family left Turkey after the First World War and social disruption following break-up of the empire. The Cuban Sephardic community, both on and off the island, offers so rare a mix of cultural traditions—Spanish, Turkish, African, Jewish, Cuban, and American—that it remains a mystery and has not yet been portrayed in any depth in literature, art, or film. She asks, “Who am I in Cuba? Behar presents Danayda Levy as an example of Cuban Jewry. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Ruth Behar was born in Havana, Cuba before the Cuban Revolution and was four years old when her family immigrated to the United States. Goodbye my Dear Love is an award-winning documentary by American anthropologist Ruth Behar that follows her trip to Cuba , which her family left when she was four.
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The Sephardic cemetery in Guanabacoa is full of Behar tombstones. The man whom Lippman is searching for was actually an Ashkenazi, not a Sephardim, but he was apparently fully at home with the Sephardic culture, married a Sephardic woman, was embraced by the Sephardic community, and so on.
As immigrants there in the early 20th century, her father and grandfather, Sephardi Jews from Turkey, once worked as peddlers in the city. Conversion, intermarriage, and cultural mixing, or mestizaje, are recurrent themes in the stories. However, the film itself presents this connection as a real one, and this rhetorical presentation of a fictional reality as a documentary one, without any signals that what we are watching is at least partially a “mock documentary,” raises some questions about the film’s attitude towards its subject and its audience.
In this photograph, Ruth has found a torah wrap with the name “Behar” embroidered in Hebrew. Despite an over-emphasis on Mr Lippman himself as opposed to the people he meets and the place he is beginning to know, his search is a functional and smart vehicle for the film, structuring around itself the encounters with the last Sephardic Jews who are still familiar with the traditional Sephardic ways or speak Ladino, and creating a suspenseful and appropriate story.
Both Peter’s search and the film begin with Peter’s walking into this cemetery and circumnavigating the graves and their gravestones in the snow.
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We are pleased to announce Women Make Movies as our distributor. Sephardic Jews view themselves as Hispanic people who are connected to both the Arab and African worlds because of their history of cultural and emotional interpenetration with those worlds. Stereotypes and krrida images of both Jews and Latinos are challenged by showing that Jews can be Latinos and Latinos can be Jews.
Retrieved July 28, So many people were leaving Sephardic Jews are notable for having clung with a passion to their nostalgia for Spain and their love for the Spanish language, despite having been forced to adik Spain because of their ethnic and religious identity. Ruth Behar was born in Havana, Cuba before the Cuban Revolution and was four years old when her family immigrated to the United States.
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This great-uncle slowly appears as a mirage created by the film’s quest, a man who we now hear truly had his special way with animals and who was taken into the camps, and even from here the story of his magic continues: Retrieved from ” https: Or else Sonja Elazar, an elderly woman whose father made an invaluable collection of Sephardic songs brought from Andalusia, shows a pre-World War II photograph of her family and then swipes all of its unique faces with the back of her hand and says: The film itself is mesmerized by one place most connected with the Jewish community in Sarajevo: Intimate interviews with Sephardic Jews in Cuba and Cuban Miami, as well as family stories, are meshed with probing footage of dilapidated Jewish cemeteries and new Judaic rituals in Cuba to create a filmic memoir that offers a uniquely poetic and humanistic anthropological vision.
They invite Peter and the film to their celebrations, homes and memories; they share stories about their now lost members and past times, and they sing and play Adio kerida many times. Her father’s family was Sephardic in ancestry and from Turkey. Produced and Directed by Ruth Behar Adio Kerida is a personal documentary about the search for identity and history among Sephardic Jews with roots in Cuba.
It also has a personal dimension and references the desire for reconciliation between the filmmaker and her Sephardic father. Sign up for our Email Newsletter.
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They told of being expelled from Spain in and making their way around the Mediterranean to the Ottoman Empire. The Cuban Sephardic community, both on and off the island, offers so rare a mix of cultural traditions—Spanish, Turkish, African, Jewish, Ario, and American—that it remains a mystery and has not yet been portrayed in any depth in literature, art, or film.
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This article needs additional citations for verification. With her father, Danayda reads from the Torah and helps tend the seven Turkish Torah scrolls housed at the Jewish center.
Strangest effect is heavily mannered, child-like narration from usually terrific Elizabeth Pena. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Given the theme of the film, it is commendable that it manages to escape the overall bleak atmosphere and dark tone.
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