English, Spanish. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.
New York : Distributed by Women Make Movies, 2002.
1 videocassette (82 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Goodbye dear love
Writer/director/producer, Ruth Behar ; editor, Marc Drake ; music, Mori Behar, Susana Behar ... [et al.].
Narrator, Elizabeth Peña.
A personal journey about the search for identity and memory among Sephardic Jews with roots in Cuba. Anthropologist Ruth Behar returns to her native Cuba in search of the country's remaining Sephardic Jews and her family's ties to them. Presents a lyrical journey into Cuba's Jewish past and present-day that is filled with painful goodbyes and a belief in the possibility of return and renewal. Behar addresses her goodbye to her native land, from which she departed as a child, before she developed her own memories. Her grandparents were Jewish emigrants to Cuba and hoped it would be their promised land. Like most Cuban Jews, they left Cuba and resettled in the United States, with only a small number of Jews remaining on the island. Interviews with Sephardic Jews in Cuba and Miami.