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Saturday, October 25 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Return, preceded by A Correspondence

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The Return

Adam Zucker

2013 | 85 min | USA, Poland

US Premiere | Director in Attendance

Kasia, Tusia, Maria, and Katka are four Polish women in their 20s, raised Catholic in the last few years of the Soviet Era. Only with the fall of Communism and ensuing cultural shift was their Jewish heritage revealed—a long-buried identity in a country that was the epicenter of the Jewish world before the Holocaust. Yet these four women set out to become strong, dynamic leaders in their newfound Jewish enclaves, faced with the unique task of building an identity without the usual input from parents, grandparents, and family friends. The Return follows the women across three continents, two weddings, two babies, a new citizenship, and a conversion, as they delve into the past and present of their cultural and religious community.

Preceded by:

A Correspondence

Leili Sreberny-Mohammadi

2014 | 16 minutes | USA, UK

Director in Attendance

Director Leili Sreberny-Mohammadi’s experimental documentary brings to life the year-long correspondence between her grandparents, both Holocaust survivors, during the post-war years. Their story is pieced together through photographs, letters, telegrams and archival footage from the era, revealing love across distance and the search for a partner during troubled times.

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Saturday October 25, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kaufmann Theater American Museum of Natural History

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