Film Screening: Adio Kerida/Q&A with Dr. Ruth Behar

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Wednesday September 30

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Join Holocaust Museum Houston for the third event in our 2020 Latinx Heritage Month Virtual Lecture and Film Series. This month we will be hosting authors and scholars who have contributed to highlighting Latinx history, identity, culture, and cross-cultural collaborations.

Adio Kerida is a documentary about the search for identity and history among Sephardic Jews with roots in Cuba. The title is borrowed from a Sephardic love song in order to highlight the themes of expulsion, departure, and exile that are at the crux of the Sephardic legacy. At the same time, the title invokes the creative energy that is injected into a culture when it crosses racial, ethnic, and national lines. It also has a personal dimension and references the desire for reconciliation between the filmmaker and her Sephardic father.

Director/Filmmaker Ruth Behar is the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellows Award, she is known for her interdisciplinary thinking about the search for home in our global era and her bold approach to writing in blurred genres that mix ethnography, memoir, fiction, and poetry. Ruth frequently visits and writes about her native Cuba is the author of An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba and Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in between Journeys.

This film will be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Ruth Behar. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed. Guests will receive a private Zoom link so advance registration is required.

 

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