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NJJFF presents Leaving Paradise - Shared screen with speaker view
Ruth Ross
23:23
what drew Ofer to this subject
Caren Ford
26:47
Have any other members of the family left since the filming
Gina Goldman
27:37
How did they get the property? Who owned the Estate?
Ruth Ross
27:47
what drew the father to Judaism
Genesia Kamen
29:44
I came in late. Sorry if I missed it, but I wanted to know how long you spent with the family making the movie?
Ruth Ross
30:37
did anyone in the family take a dna test to determine whether they are Jewish?
Ilene Dorf Manahan
30:46
Did you understand the father's "hippy mentality" in moving to Brazil, creating the farm, having 15 children and towards Judaism/formal religion...from the very beginning of your making the movie? Hippies and HE are a different generation and mentality from you!
Ruth Ross
31:34
the father moved to the country to escape the rules of urban society, yet he imposed strict rules on the family! He became what he wanted to escape
Genesia Kamen
32:26
I was also confused about all the little children. The movie focused on the children who were leaving or looking for partners, but it seemed like older children must have married and had children before.
Susan Galatz
34:16
was Cleo always a ceramicist or did he start this after he moved to the farm
Ronni Brown
34:28
What was Cleo’s relationship with his wife? He seemed to be blaming her for lacking a vision. She didn’t talk much and I didn’t know what she was thinking.
Lynn Jacobs
34:46
did the children attend school outside the farm?
Ilene Dorf Manahan
36:33
FANNY put it perfectly...SHE recognized she couldn't live in that COMMUNE setting either!
Ronni Brown
37:22
Where will Fanny and her husband live in Israel? Will they be placed in the Negev? What professional opportunities will he have in Israel?
Ruth Ross
40:23
his wife is so passive
Ilene Dorf Manahan
43:56
He's domineering...He says he doesn't want to be dogmatic, but he is!
Sara-Ann Sanders
44:53
how did they support themselves on the farm? did the sell the ceramics for income? what about jobs in Israel?
Ilene Dorf Manahan
45:07
FANNY put it perfectly: She recognized and VERBALIZED that she could not live in that kind of group, COMMUNE environment.
Ruth Ross
46:12
The family claims to be conversos, crypto-Jews. Has anyone taken a DNA test to prove this?
Bill and Rickey Slezak
46:49
What was the age range of Cleo's 15 children?
Ilene Dorf Manahan
47:34
Who taught the children? We never saw any off-site schooling. Especially the older ones, obviously, seemed smart and well-educated. I was impressed that they knew Portuguese, understood the Rabbi's Spanish, Hebrew - and even enough English to reach out for women around 25 years of age! ;-))
Ruth Ross
51:01
I thought it was like a cult. Kind of like Satmar Jews leaving Kiryat Joel for the greater world
Gina Goldman
54:01
Before the Rabbi came to teach about rituals, How did they learn about Shabbat and how did they know how to do a hora for the wedding?
Susan wallenstein
54:36
What was their interaction with the outside world? Was the farm totally self-sufficient? How did they have enough food to feed everyone? did anyone work offsite?
Lynn Jacobs
57:33
how did they learn Hebrew? especially Claire whe recited the blessing?
Ruth Ross
57:54
where did they get their clothing
Harriet Sepinwall
01:03:00
What was their motivation for allowing you to film so openly? What reactions have you received from them to the film?
Gina Goldman
01:04:53
Excellent film!!!
Gina Goldman
01:05:05
Thank you!
Harriet Sepinwall
01:05:28
Fascinating film!
Ronni Brown
01:05:57
Loved the film!
Gina Goldman
01:06:14
We’re honored
Mara Miller
01:07:13
thank you!!!
Harriet Sepinwall
01:07:53
I don’t have Facebook. Do you have an email address?