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U Selected Screenings

Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso (2015)
Goethe Institut - Porto Alegre, Brazil (2014)

U Awards

BEST DOCUMENTARY NOMINATION Ariel Awards, Mexico (1996)
GOLDEN GATE AWARD San Francisco International Film Festival (1995)
PRIZE OF THE AUSTRIAN PUBLIC America Film Festival, Innsbruck (1995)
GOLD AWARD Houston International Film Festival (1995)

U Synopsis

When quotas stemmed the flow of immigrants to the United States in the 1920's and 1930's, Jews seeking respite were warmly welcomed by Mexico. While remaining attached to their roots, this diverse group —hailing from Turkey, Poland, Syria and Ukraine— embraced their new home’s vibrant colors, foods, language, and beauty.

A KISS TO THIS LAND presents an oral history of seven fascinating individuals who arrived at Mexico’s shores in the early 20th century. Among them was a socialist idealist, a bride, and a Yiddish entertainer. In often poetic language, they talk about their unlikely decision to journey to an unknown destination and how they came to love that place, gradually building family and community while moving from youth to maturity. The documentary is enhanced by archival footage, still photographs, and an evocative soundtrack.

Credits

Featuring Zelig Schnadower, Aaron Olivensky, Moises Amkie, Susana Sevilla, Jose Broitman, Clara Bialik
Director/Producer: Daniel Goldberg
Editor: Peter Hodgson
Associate Producer/ Conceptual Design: Steve Littman
Photography: Oren Rudavsky, Daniel Goldberg
Sound Editor: Eric Marin
Sound Recording: Peter Hodgson
Script: Mariano Flores Castro, Steve Littman, Orly Guzik, Erando Gonzalez
Music Design: Erando Gonzalez

Critical Acclaim

"Beautiful and deeply moving." -Los Angeles Times

"As Jewish as Mexican, but more human than either." -Rafael Rodriguez Barrera, Mexican Ambassador to Israel

"Destined to become a classic of Jewish cinema." -San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

"A historical document of immense value." -Die Linke, Austria

Buy DVD in Spanish with multilanguage subtitle track (English, Hebrew, French or German)

Home Use DVD:
$29.95

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Classroom/Library Use DVD: $195

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Buy DVD in Spanish (no subtitles)

Home Use DVD:
$29.95

Does not include Classroom or Library Use Rights or Public Performance Rights. More Information

Classroom/Library Use DVD: $195

Does not include Public Performance Rights. More Information

Digital Site Licensing (DSL) available - Contact us

Step down pricing for K-12 & public libraries may be available - Contact us

Arrange a screening - Contact us

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A Kiss to This Land
Un Beso a Esta Tierra

Mexico, 1995, 93 minutes, Color & B/W
Spanish with multilanguage subtitle track (English, Hebrew, French or German)

Spanish version without subtitles also available

Directed by Daniel Goldberg

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Public exhibition formats (English subtitles): 35mm, 16mm, Beta, DVD



 
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