Gefilte

Each year, the Hermelin family of Detroit come together to celebrate Passover (pesach)—honoring the liberation of the Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt—by eating Gefilte fish, the meal that stars in New York-born director Rachel Fleit’s new film. While simple on the surface, Gefilte is stuffed with history and meaning (just like the recipe itself, which includes a paste of fish, salt, vegetables and egg). However, “Gefilte isn’t about the fish,” suggests the Brooklyn-based writer and director. Instead, “it becomes a lightening rod, in which we project all of our feelings about family, identity, tradition, struggle, loss—and as always, love.”

Year:
2018
Length:
11 minutes
Country:
Director:
Rachel Fleit

Shown at

  1. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  2. Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2019
  3. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2019

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