Passages - Unlocking Family Myths and Secrets

Passages - Unlocking Family Myths and Secrets
Show More

Comments (1)

Anonymous picture
Gabriela

I decided to make Passages when I became pregnant. I wanted to unveil my family history so I could pass on its legacy to the next generation—my son. I traveled through four continents seeking out my relatives so they could take me to the places that defined their lives, places they had kept ...Read more

Related videos

Voices Across the Divide - Identity & History of Palestinians & Jews
The Israeli/Palestinian conflict is one of the most prominent, hot button debates in the US today. There is often little space for compassionate listening or deepening awareness. Access to information about the conflict is shaped by powerful forces and organizations. We believe a better future is possible based on mutual…
Bubbeh Lee & Me
This Emmy-nominated documentary is a hilarious portrait of an extraordinary, ordinary grandmother and a touching account of her grandson's search for his place in the world. Whether taking daily excursions to the grocery store to return under-ripe produce or sharing hard-won wisdom over blintzes on Rosh Hashanah, Lee Abrahams is…
Farewell Herr Schwarz - An Intimate Family History
Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the Haifa International Film Festival, FAREWELL HERR SCHWARZ is a cinematic journey about buried family secrets, the Holocaust (from a third generation perspective) and how it is never too late to reclaim your heritage. Siblings Michla and Feiv'ke Schwarz survived the Holocaust but…
Ulises' Odyssey - Family Secrets and the History of Chile
Chilean filmmaker Lorena Manriquez embarks on a journey to search for the truth behind a 30-year rift between her father and her uncle Ulises. The two brothers were on opposite sides in the 1973 military coup that brought General Pinochet to power in Chile and Ulises to exile in Switzerland.…
Little White Lie - Family Secrets, Dual Identity & the Power of Telling the Truth
Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz's story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity -- despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She…
First Person Plural
In this Emmy Award-nominated documentary, filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem explores themes of race, identity, assimilation, and birth family reunion. In 1966, Deann was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated…
Thy Father's Chair - Orthodox Jewish Twins Confront Their Past
Abraham and Shraga are aging Orthodox Jewish twins who live a secluded existence in their inherited Brooklyn home. Since the death of their parents, they have begun hosting stray cats and accumulating all sorts of stuff. Enraged by the situation, the upstairs tenant threatens to stop paying them rent unless…
Best Boy
Best Boy tells the story of Philip "Philly" Wohl, a 50-year-old mentally retarded man who has spent most of his life living at home with his parents in Queens, NY. Philly is a gentle soul who is greatly loved by his family, but also over-protected by them. Philly's parents, Max…
The Longing - The Forgotten Jews of South America
A small group of South Americans, whose ancestors were European Jews forced to convert during the Spanish Inquisition, long to affirm their faith. Isolated in Catholic countries and rejected by local Jewish communities, they battle to become Jews regardless of the consequences. The Longing, set in Ecuador, tells the story…
Twice Orphaned - Holocaust Survivors' Last Battle
Avraham, Ziggy, Schreiber, and Robinson form the uncrowned governing council of the "Teheran Children". The four represent 217 Holocaust orphans who are now bringing legal action against the State of Israel for monies received from Germany for their rehabilitation. In their old age they have set out to battle the…
Changing Families
Part of the Series: Our Families, Ourselves Series
This lesson looks at the American family in the 21st century and the notion that there is no single, "one-size-fits-all" model of what constitutes a family. Increases in the number of woman in the paid labor force, the rise in divorce rates, as well as developments in contraception and reproductive…
Perspectives on the Family
Part of the Series: Our Families, Ourselves Series
This lesson examines some of the theoretical models therapist as well as researches use to study the family. Regardless of which of these models they use, family therapists and researchers work in a field that is not only personally gratifying, but makes a genuine difference in people's lives.