Between 1933 and 1945, more than one hundred Jewish musicians fleeing Germany and Austria took refuge in Argentina, this is there story.
Between 1933 and 1945, more than one hundred Jewish musicians fleeing Germany and Austria took refuge in Argentina, where they resumed their careers in the country’s theaters, orchestras, radio stations, conservatories, tango venues, and film studios. The musicologist Silvia Glocer researches their lives, recovers their works, and interviews their descendants. Once she has gathered all the pieces of the puzzle, we see Glocer organize a grand concert in homage to these all-but-forgotten figures.
About the Director
Iván Cherjovsky is a filmmaker and anthropologist, holding a doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires. In 2017 he co-directed and produced the feature-length documentary La Jerusalem argentina [The Jerusalem of Argentina] on a settlement founded by the famed “Jewish gauchos”. The film earned him the emerging filmmaker prize at the Global Migration Film Festival (Switzerland, 2017) and the award for best documentary at the Festival Premios Latino (Marbella, 2018). See the film here: https://vimeo.com/197201558. His doctoral thesis that provided the academic basis of the film has been published as Recuerdos de Moisés Ville: La colonización agrícola en la memoria colectiva judeo-argentina [Remembrances of Moisés Ville: Agricultural Settlement in Argentina Jewish Collective Memory] (317 pp., 2017). Cherjovsky teaches at the National University of Quilmes and at the AMIA, the main Jewish-argentinian cultural center. Actually, he is working on a documentary project on the life of Rabbi Avraham Hamra.
Iván Cherjovsky and Silvia Glocer
Cinematography and Editing
Gonzalo Martinez Campos