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Film Festival: Challah Rising
January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, January 12, 1:00pm
CHALLAH RISING IN THE DESERT: THE JEWS OF NEW MEXICO
USA, 2017, 84 min., English
Amidst New Mexico’s unique Jewish community, the five-braided challah represents five waves of settlement including Conversos escaping the Spanish Inquisition 400 years ago, German Jewish pioneers of the Santa Fe Trail in the 1800s, scientists of the 1940s at Los Alamos and the counterculture of the 1960s. This film is part of the series, Frontier Jews, documenting Jewish communities in the border region of the American Southwest.
Special Guest: Producer/Director Isaac Artenstein
Made possible by the Bob Polinsky Memorial Media Arts Fund.