Hanukkah Film Fest Night 1: Xueta Island w/ Unraveling and The Broken Candle

Hanukkah Film Fest Night 1: Xueta Island w/ Unraveling and The Broken Candle

When:
November 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2021-11-28T17:00:00-05:00
2021-11-28T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
Cafritz Hall
1529 16th Street
Cost:
10.00

Explore the fascinating legacy of the Chuetas: a unique group of families on the Balearic island of Majorca who are believed to be descendants of the island’s Inquisition-era Jewish population, forced to renounce their Judaism by the Catholic Church at the beginning of the 15th century in the years leading up to the Majorcan Inquisition.

This documentary interrogates fundamental questions of human nature such as historical memory; identity and belonging; generational clashes; and the preservation of tradition.

 

Preceded By:

UNRAVELING

“Did Pancho Villa really try to kill my grandfather? And if so, why?” In unraveling this mystery, filmmaker Stacey Ravel Abarbanel delves into memory, history, and contemporary life in the border town of Columbus, New Mexico, famed for being raided in 1916 by Villa’s army during the Mexican Revolution.

 

THE BROKEN CANDLE

The heartwarming tale of Nira, a broken Hanukkah candle who becomes the shamash (“lead candle” of the Hanukkah) on the last night of the Festival of Lights. Featuring the voice talents of Vanessa Marshall, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Kenny, Eugenio Derbez, Mark Feuerstein, Dave Boat, and Keili Lefkovitz.