In search of hidden identity in the USSR
Soviet Jews were often called “the main mystery of the USSR”. For seventy years, millions of them lived in a gray zone of silence and state antisemitism. Still the less they managed to save their identity without generally keeping to their religion, language, and traditions.
A few years ago Anna Narinskaya, a prominent culture expert and journalist, who herself grew up in such a “non-Jewish Jewish family”, started to explore this vogue phenomenon with an exhibition called Find a Jew. For a feature movie of the same name we came up with experimental narrative techniques that combine documentary, fiction and everything in between.
A film by Anna Narinskaya
Directed by Igor Sadreev
1h 18m English, Russian Russian
Not yet released. Only available for free limited screening by Secret members