A Long Journey: The Hidden Jews Of The Southwest
Encore Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand
“A Long Journey: The Hidden Jews Of The Southwest” is a story of self-awareness, and a celebration of the richness and diversity of Jewish and Latino cultures today. This one-hour documentary brings to life the fascinating stories of individuals whose secret was their hidden Jewish roots while living an outwardly Catholic life.
Learn about stories of forced expulsion, with journeys to Mexico, Southern Texas and Northern New Mexico; the reawakening of long-obscured Spanish-Jewish traditions, the resilience of faith and culture, and the eventual triumph of acceptance and respect over tyranny and intolerance.
These unique stories are set against magnificent natural and cultural landscapes, accompanied by an original score by acclaimed composer Mark Adler.
"'A Long Journey' is a story about self-awareness and reaffirmation, and a celebration of the richness and diversity of Jewish and Latino cultures in the American Southwest that I believe all audiences will find engaging,” said director Isaac Artenstein. “The Western frontier, is after all, one of the most influential myths in American culture.”
Other Cinewest films include: "To the Ends of the Earth," "Challah Rising," "Tijuana Jews" and "Journeys of Harry Crosby"
A Cinewest - KNME/NMPBS co-production. Directed by award-winning director Isaac Artenstein. Produced by Paula Amar Schwartz. Executive Producers Melvin J. Schwartz and Franz Joaquim. Co-Produced by Judith Artenstein. Cinematography Sergio Ulloa. Edited and Written by Keith Shapiro.