The Secret Jews of Calabria

— by Ronit Treatman

Carl Perkal, a documentary film producer who made aliyah in 1973, is working on the documentary The Secret Jews of Calabria. He writes:

Many of the Italians living in Calabria (Southern Italy) have Jewish roots going back to the Inquisition. When an American rabbi of Italian descent, Barbara Aiello, returns to her ancestral village in Calabria to encourage the locals to discover their Jewish heritage, not everyone (Jews and Christians) welcomes her.

More after the jump.
His one-hour documentary film is currently in production. He is seeking co-production and distribution agreements, and foundation or private support to complete the film.

The Secret Jews of Calabria is the first of a series.  The next film The Secret Jews of the American Southwest will be funded with Kickstarter.


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