|Directed by:||Gil Lesnik||Rating:||TV-PG|
|Release Date:||2001||Running Time:||38 mins.|
|Language:||Juarit and English w/English subtitles||Genre:||Documentary|
|Category:||America & World Jewry||More Information:||7th Art Site|
Nestled in the hills of northern Azerbaijan is the town of Guba where 6000 people, called “Mountain Jews,” found refuge at the beginning of the 18th Century. They were given a portion of land to live their lives according to Jewish tradition without any interference, and, today, the population there vanishes while the people immerse themselves in a way of life that dates backs thousands and thousands of years. Shown at the 2011 Boston Jewish Film Festival, this wonderful film poignantly captures a diminishing residence whose inhabitants are devoted to not letting their beliefs and town dissipate.
The children stare out into the camera and the audience is reminded by visuals that unless this next generation continues in the beliefs of their ancestors, this town and this land of “Mountain Jews” may not be around much longer.