The Walnut Street Synagogue in partnership with Women in Film & Video New England and the Boston Latino International Film Festival are proud to present “Tikkun Olam/Sanar el Mundo” a film series & roundtable virtual event.
With the multiple stressors our community has faced and will continue to face, this film series focuses on and celebrates how an act of healing, no matter how small, contributes to Tikkun Olam/Sanar el Mundo - healing and repairing the world.
Our films and roundtable discussions with the filmmakers are free to attendees. The films are available in both English and Spanish (captions). The discussions will directly follow the screenings.
Please RSVP for any or all of the films. The links to the screenings and to the discussions will be sent the week before the event.
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tikkun-olamsanar-el-mundo-film-series-tickets-139313665925?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
Sunday, February 21 at 3:30pm
The Longing: The Forgotten Jews of South America
directed by Gabriela Böhm
Watch the Trailer
A small group of South Americans, whose ancestors were European Jews forced to convert during the Spanish Inquisition, long to affirm their faith. Isolated in Catholic countries and rejected by local Jewish communities, they battle to become Jews regardless of the consequences.
Discussion with Gabriela Böhm directly following the screening at 5:00pm. Special panelists to be announced soon.
Gabriela Böhm is a documentary director, producer, writer and editor. She is founder of the documentary film company Böhm Productions, which produces creative, thought-provoking, character-driven films that explore our common humanity through inspiring stories — past and present. Her award-winning films have screened worldwide.
Gabriela's family was forever changed by the events of The Holocaust, leaving a trail of ghosts in its residue. Her creative work is alive, pulsating, and fed by questions that reflect back to this source.
In addition, she is the Program Manager of the Tools for Tolerance for Educators program at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.
A native of Argentina, Gabriela received her BFA at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA at Maine Media College.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chelsea Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.