Jews of the Spanish Homeland
Los judíos de patria española

Spain, 1929, 13 minutes, B&W
Silent with new English intertitles
Produced by Ernesto Giménez Caballero

with new English intertitles
by The National Center for Jewish Film

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This 1929 documentary film contains close-ups of the leading Balkan Sephardi rabbis of the time and rare footage of Jewish schools, residential quarters, synagogues, and cemeteries as well as a sampling of Sephardi religious customs.

This short unusual film was discovered by Sharon Pucker Rivo, director of NCJF, during a visit to Barcelona to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the 1492 expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Jews of the Spanish Homeland provides a rare glimpse of Sephardic communities in Salonika, Constantinople, Yugoslavia, and Romania as well as former centers of Jewish life in Spain.

Selected Screenings

UC Berkeley - Depth of Field Seminar Series: Sephardic Identities on Screen (2015)
Southampton Jewish Film Festival (2015)
Washington DC Jewish Film Festival (2006)

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