My Emo Life

"My Emo Life" is the observation of a family over multiple generations in search of a sense of belonging. In this story, Rafael Attias sifts through his own family’s experience to find a sense of purpose, questioning what to carry forward from the teachings of previous generations, and more importantly, for his role in determining what to leave behind for his own children. Born in the mid-1960s to the offspring of Jewish immigrants who settled in Venezuela in the early 1900s, Rafael grew up in a household of mixed Jewish ancestry, his father Moises Attias from a Sephardi family of Moroccan descent, and his mother Anabella Zisman from Romanian Ashkenazim Jews. Rafael's childhood in the then vibrant 1970s of Venezuela offered a unique mix of colliding worlds and generations.

48 minutes
Rafael Attias

Shown at

  1. 19th Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2016

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