SKIRBALL LATIN JEWISH FILM SERIES AS SEEN BY WRITER MARIA DEL ROSARIO BURGES

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This year the Skirball Center is presenting an outstanding film series: Latin Jewish Life in Film.

I have  really enjoyed their selection this year and I hope you can  catch one of their films.

So far, these two are my favorites:

Olga is a masterpiece production directed by the brasilian director Jayme Monjardim. The movie is based on the life of Olga Benario Prestes, a Jewish-German comunist activist, who was condemn by the germans and her own mother because of her political beliefs.

 
Olga went to Brazil with the communist leader, Luis Carlos Prestes, (she was in charge of his security)and together they led a Communist coup in the country in 1935 when Brasil was ruled by a dictactor.
The film show the abuse, the unfairness and discrimination again jews and people with different political afiliations. The couple fall in love but is separated by the war and other circumstances.
My favorite film so far:
Mr Kaplan es una Divertida película con tintes dramáticos que presenta la vida en Uruguay
de un refugiado judio que llega al país uruguayo, solo, siendo aún un niño, huyendo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
Kaplan, después de décadas de tranquila vida en Uruguay, se obsesiona en perseguir a un inmigrante alemán, dueño de un restaurante, el cual Jacobo Kaplan piensa que es un nazi.
Con la ayuda de un ex policía que su familia le asigna como chofer, luego que su médico le prohíbe manejar, Kaplan y su eventual compañero de misión, se enredan en situaciones inesperadas, agravadas por la testarudez y achaques seniles de Kaplan. Filmada en Uruguay en el 2014. Es la primera vez que se exhibe en Los Ángeles.
Don’t miss the next one coming up on April 16th
For more info, please visit: www.skirball.org

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