Blue Tattoo

Blue Tattoo is a documentary film that relates how folksinger/songwriter Joe Crookston of Ithaca, NY and Holocaust survivor Dina Jacobson of Elmira, NY came together to form a unique friendship with a common sense of purpose. After meeting Dina at her home, Joe crafted the song Blue Tattoo based on her life experiences. The song is written from the perspective of Dina, newly emigrated to America, explaining the meaning of the blue tattoo on her arm to her four year old daughter, Connie, in a way that protects her child’s sense of innocence. Dina and Joe have worked to bring a greater understanding of the Holocaust to this and future generations: she, through visiting schools and speaking to young people about her experiences at Auschwitz; he, through the powerful imagery of his song. Together they have touched thousands of people by making them mindful of the consequences of prejudice and persecution, and of the power of the human spirit to persevere and be triumphant.
http://www.bijff.com/films/blue-tattoo/

Year:
2014
Length:
37 minutes
Country:
Director:
Rich Kellman

Shown at

  1. 18th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Grand Rapids - 2016
  2. 19th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Dallas - 2015
  3. 29th Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film - 2014
  4. Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival - 2015

6 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Kickstarter: Blue Tattoo: Dina’s Story, Joe’s Song:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/637173749/blue-tattoo-dinas-story-joes-song-0

  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    Democrat And Chronicle : Bob Jamieson: Documentary shares Elmira woman’s story of survival
    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2014/04/26/documentary-shares-elmira-womans-story-survival/8217319/

  3. jewishfilmfests says:

    Joe’s song “Blue Tattoo” is the inspiration for “Blue Tattoo,” a documentary film that relates how Crookston and Holocaust survivor Dina Jacobson of Elmira, NY came together to form a unique friendship with a common sense of purpose. The documentary recently premiered at the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival.

    http://www.riverspiritmusic.com/?mc_cid=ba9d3fa9eb&mc_eid=72357de72d

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