Xueta Island VIP Screening
Filmmaker Dani Rotstein invites you to the private VIP SNEAK PEEK screening of “XUETA ISLAND” the feature documentary film that unearths untold episodes of Inquisition history, reveals inspiring potential for Spanish Jewish revival, and addresses various stigmas associated with identity.
“Xueta Island” explores the fascinating legacy of the Xuetas (pronounced Chuetas): a unique group of families on the Balearic island of Majorca who are believed to be descendants of the island’s Inquisition-era Jewish population. Though they were practicing Catholics, the Chuetas were discriminated against up until the middle of the 20th century, always forced to marry within their subgroup population. Our story follows Dani Rotstein, a Jewish-American expat who moved to the island recently & quickly became fascinated with the history. Rotstein currently works as a social activist & filmmaker on the island, where he uses discoveries from his ongoing investigation to help build a new community.
“Xueta Island” will premiere in the Miami Jewish Film Festival online starting January 14th and this partnership event will provide an opportunity to view the film in person with one of the filmmakers and subject of the story.
O Cinema South Beach
1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Tuesday January 11, 2022
8p-9p Discussion with filmmaker Dani Rotstein, on visit from Mallorca, Spain