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Menemsha Hanukkah Film Festival

November 28, 2021

The Broken Candle
Felix Kiner/USA/English/9 minutes

The heartwarming tale of Nira, a broken Hanukkah candle who becomes the shamash (“lead candle” of the Hanukkah) on the last night of the Festival of Lights. Featuring the voice talents of Vanessa Marshall, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Kenny, Eugenio Derbez, Mark Feuerstein, Dave Boat, and Keili Lefkovitz.

Stacey Ravel Abarbanel & Jeff Swimmer/USA/English/38 minutes

“Did Pancho Villa really try to kill my grandfather? And if so, why?” In unraveling this mystery, filmmaker Stacey Ravel Abarbanel delves into memory, history, and contemporary life in the border town of Columbus, New Mexico, famed for being raided in 1916 by Villa’s army during the Mexican Revolution.

Xueta Island
WORLD PREMIERE! Dani Ronstein, Felipe Wolokita & Ofer Laszewicki/Spain/USA/Spanish, English/63 minutes

Explore the fascinating legacy of the Chuetas: a unique group of families on the Balearic island of Majorca who are believed to be descendants of the island’s Inquisition-era Jewish population, forced to renounce their Judaism by the Catholic Church at the beginning of the 15th century in the years leading up to the Majorcan Inquisition.

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November 28, 2021
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