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Roving Eye Film Festival (2011)
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BEST DOCUMENTARY São Paulo Jewish Film Festival (2010)
NOMINATION for a Danish Dox Award


Me and the Jewish Thing is a witty and thoughtful meditation on the collision of two cultures. Danish Jewish filmmaker Ulrik Gutkin and his Danish non-Jewish girlfriend find themselves on opposites sides in deciding whether to circumcise their new baby boy. What follows is Gutkin’s reconsideration what it means to be a Jew in Denmark, a country with a small and deeply assimilated community.


Directed by: Ulrik Gutkin
Edited by: Lars Juul
Photography: Ulrik Gutkin, Casper Høyberg, DFF
Graphics: Sara Itkin & Maria Mac Dalland
Music: Andreas Jørnvil & Klezmerduo
Sound: Finn Markwardt
Associate Producer: Regitze Oppenhejm
Producer: Casper Høyberg
PR: Hanne Vagner
Stills: René Strandbygaard
Support from DR2, Editor Mette Hoffmann Meyer & The Danish Film Institute, consultant Michael Haslund-Christensen


Born in Denmark in 1966, documentary filmmaker Ulrik Gutkin studied film at the University of Copenhagen, the National Film School of Denmark and the Short and Documentary Film School. Gutkin has worked at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation for 15 years. In 2005, he established Copenhagen Film Company with Casper Hoyberg and three others colleagues. He is a member of the MOMENT doc, a group of documentary filmmakers based in Copenhagen, and is a board member the Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival. Gutkin’s films include Cph Remix about street art in Copenhagen, The Missionary about Danish missionary Egon Falk, Tanya og Tanya and A Glimpse of My Grandmother. His films have been shown on Danish, Norwegian and Finnish television.


Film Website: www.meandthejewishthing.com

More on Danish Jewry: Jewish Telegraphic Agency's recent article on Danish Jews

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Me and the Jewish Thing
Mig og Jøderiet

Denmark, 2009, 43 minutes, color
Danish with English subtitles
Directed by Ulrik Gutkin

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