Miami Jewish Film Festival (2002)
Girona: The Mother of Israel documents Jewish daily life in Girona, a city in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia, from its "Golden Age" in the Middle Ages through the expulsion of Spanish Jewry in 1492 and up to the present day.
Recognized as the "Mother of Israel," a name given to just a few sites in the world considered Jewish spiritual resting places, Girona was once home to an important school of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) and has a significant place in Jewish history. In addition to interviews with historians, highlights of the program include Catalan-Ladino folk music and footage of Girona's Jewish quarter as it appears today.
"Captivating... tells a story that needs to be told."
- Gabe Levinson, The Jewish Week
"A moving and insightful program for Sephardim and Ashkenazim everywhere."
- Suri Kaserir, Executive Director, The American Sephardi Foundation
"A DEEPER LOOK AT SPANISH JEWS",
The Jewish Advocate, August 2007 (PDF)
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Girona, The Mother of Israel: The Jews of Catalonia
USA, 1989, 30 minutes
Directed by Patricia Giniger Snyder
Public Exhibition formats: Beta, DVD