22 2024

"Children of the Inquisition" Screening

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Olin Science Center, Connecticut College 270 Mohegan Avenue Parkway
New London, CT 06320
(860) 447-1911

"Children of the Inquisition" is an extraordinary feature length documentary that re-examines history as it reveals the secrets of the families who were forced to convert or flee during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions (1478-1834). These families’ stories are told by a diverse, multi-racial cast of their contemporary descendants, many of whom are just discovering their once very problematic Jewish roots. Their complex journeys across continents and oceans with ever-changing names and identities is masterfully described in the film by the leading historians of the Sephardic diaspora.

There will be a talk-back and Q&A following the film with the filmmaker, Hilary Steinman.