The Impure

Thousands of Jewish women were brought to Argentinian brothels from Eastern Europe in the early 20th century. Their pimps, also Jewish, were regarded as "impure" by the "normative" Jewish community. So were the unfortunate women. Through his own family story, the director unveils the complex relationship between the women trafficking organizations and the rest of the Jewish community which was deeply ashamed by their co-religionists activities while enjoying their economic riches.

69 minutes
Daniel Najenson
Poster for The Impure

Shown at

  1. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2018

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