|Directed by:||Shaul Kesslassi||Rating:||TV-PG|
|Release Date:||2011||Running Time:||30 min|
|Language:||Spanish with English subtitles||Genre:||Documentary|
|Category:||History & Remembrance|
For 1500 years, Jews on the Iberian Peninsula played a significant role in the flourishing civilizations created by Muslims and Christians alike, becoming the largest and most distinguished Jewish community in Europe. But in 1492, they were expelled. Their legacy is physically and spiritually rooted in landmarks, archeological remains, documents and literature, and customs and legends. For almost 500 years, their heritage was in the shadows and off limits. For too long, Spain chose to live without an important part of its history.
Why were the Jews expelled from Spain and how did they become taboo? What remains of the Jews in the collective memory of the Spaniard, and what is being done to change the perspective on the Jews?
This visual journey through Jewish Spain recollects the drama that took place 500 years ago through the eyes of present day Spain–its sights, sounds and people.