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Born in Buenos Aires
USA, 2003, 40 minutes, color
English and Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Beth Toni Kruvant
DVD
This documentary provides personal insight into the difficult situation faced by many Jews in Argentina, particularly following the bombings of the Israeli embassy and AMIA Jewish community Center, both in Buenos Aires, in the 1990s. More

Camera Obscura (La Camara Oscura)
Argentina, 2008, 86 minutes, color/B&W
Spanish and Yiddish with English subtitles
Directed By María Victoria Menis

35mm DVD
A lyrical, inventive new film from award-winning, film festival favorite director María Victoria Menis. At the end of the 19th century, Gertrudis grows into her role as the ugly duckling in a colony of Argentinean Jews until she meets a nomadic photographer whose uncompromising vision allows her to see herself for the first time. More


A Kiss To This Land (Un beso a esta tierra)
Mexico, 1995, 93 minutes, color
Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Daniel Goldberg
35mm 16mm DVD
In exploring the history of Jewish immigration to Mexico, A Kiss To This Land presents fragments of memories and oral histories together with vivid depiction of Jews in Mexico in the 1920s and 1930s. More

Legado
Argentina, 2004, 72 minutes, color
Spanish and Yiddish with English subtitles
Directed by Vivián Imar & Marcelo Trotta
DVD
Our narrator was 10 when she stepped off the boat in Moisesville, the first Jewish settlement in Argentina. Her account spans 80 years. More

Next Year in... Argentina (El Año que Viene en... Argentina)
Israel, 2005, 62 minutes, color
Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Jorge Gurvich and Shlomo Slutzky
DVD
Argentinean-born Israeli filmmakers Jorge Gurvich and Shlomo Slutzky met in Buenos Aires before both men immigrated to Israel. 30 years later, they take up the question of Jewish-Argentine history, identity and attitudes toward Israel. More

Tijuana Jews
USA, 2005, 52 minutes, color
English and Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Issac Artenstein
DVD VHS
Throughout the early-20th century, thousands of Jews sailed to America and a small group made their way north to Tijuana. Tijuana Jews is a personal exploration of this unique community, which blended Jewish and Mexican cultures and customs. More

The Yidishe Gauchos
USA, 1989, 28 minutes, color/B&W
Spanish with English subtitles
Directed by Mark Freeman
DVD
At the end of the 19th century, some East European Jews fleeing persecution and pogroms emigrated to Argentina. There, many became ranchers and farmers, adapting a life on the pampas alongside the tough Argentine cowboys, the gauchos. More

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