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Film: Joseph Lovett – Children of the Inquisition: Discovering Their Jewish Roots
April 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
at Hebrew College
This program is co-sponsored by Hebrew College and JGSGB
Join us for a special showing of the documentary film “Children of the Inquisition,” followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Joseph Lovett, and Rabbi Or Rose, Director of Hebrew College’s Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership.
“Children of the Inquisition” is a re-examination of history and identity that unearths 500 years of hidden history. The film looks at what happened to the families forced to convert to Catholicism or flee during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions through the eyes of their contemporary descendants, many of whom are just discovering their often-nuanced Jewish roots. The film’s storytellers uncover the connections between their family’s journeys and this buried history.
Joseph Lovett is an award-winning filmmaker, whose films focus on social, cultural and health-related issues. After working at ABC News 20/20 as director/producer, Joe Lovett founded Lovett Productions in 1989. Over the years, Lovett has been honored with numerous awards from advocacy organizations, including the AIDS leadership award, the Christopher Award, and the Kitty Carlisle Hart Award for outstanding contributions to the arts. Lovett has also won a Peabody award and has received an Emmy nomination. In March 2016 Lovett gave the JGSGB a work-in-progress preview of this film and the history behind the project.
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