|Directed by:||Lorry Salcedo Mitrani||Rating:||TV-PG|
|Release Date:||2008||Running Time:||60 min.|
|Language:||English, Spanish (English Subtitles)||Genre:||Documentary|
|More Info:||Gotham Girl||Category:||America & World Jewry|
The survival of spirit, belief, and heritage. This is the story of the unique Jewish community of Iquitos. Original Jewish traditions became mixed with indigenous Amazonian life creating an authentic and practically unknown Jewish tradition.
“It was astounding to discover that in Iquitos there existed this group of people who were desperate to reconnect to their roots and re-establish ties to the broader Jewish world,” said Lorry Salcedo Mitrani, the director of a new documentary, “The Fire Within,” about the Jews of the Peruvian Amazon.” — Simon Romero/The New York Times