Between the Stone and the Flower: A soon-to-be-released documentary
Between the Stone and the Flower:The Duality of the Conversos covers the incredible journey of Genie Milgrom and her decades long quest for her Jewish lineage. Genie, a close friend of Shavei Israel, was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami with a full Roman Catholic schooling from grade school through university level. She was always burdened with a deep-rooted feeling of not belonging in her Spanish Catholic environment.
Her story follows many twists and turns as she makes the difficult decision to convert to Judaism from the midst of a traditional Catholic family from Spain and chooses an Orthodox route for her future.
Her family and friends are shaken to the core while Genie becomes more and more convinced that her family was Jewish in the Iberian Peninsula, centuries before.
Her chase for the “breadcrumbs” that were dropped by her ancestors led her to Medieval Archives and several countries in Europe to untangle the web of secrecy that her ancestors had created to protect themselves during very dark times in Europe.
Together with her husband Michael, an Ashkenazi of Romanian origins, she finally reaches the truth of her family in an engaging film that is not to be missed!
Research for the film was carried out in locations that touched Genie’s Crypto-Jewish lineage such as Cuba. Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands, Cartagena, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Key West and Miami, Florida.
The trailer can be viewed here: