The JGS Great Britain is holding a Leeds Regional Group Meeting by Zoom entitled ‘Mamaliga Blues’. #events

Peter Heilbrunn

The JGS Great Britain is holding a Leeds Regional Group Meeting by Zoom entitled ‘Mamaliga Blues’.

• Date: Sunday May 29th, 2022

• Time 14:00 London; 09:00 New York; 16:00 Jerusalem; 15:00 Switzerland

• Title: “Mamaliga Blues - a Brazilian man's J-Family search in Moldova”

• Speaker: Cassio Tolpolar

• Description: This is an award winning & interesting film "Mamaliga Blues" & the director Cassio Tolpolar is from Brazil; he travelled with his family to find his Jewish roots in Moldova. The film is in English and English subtitles.(Yiddish/Portuguese)

Following the showing will be Q&A after the talk.

About Cassio Tolpolar

Cassio Tolpolar was born in the south of Brazil. Cassio’s debut as a Director and Writer, the short Venus, was screened in a number of film festivals around the world and won several awards, including Best Director and Best Cinematography. It led him to direct for television and, ultimately, to move to the US and complete the MFA in Film at the San Francisco Art Institute. Upon his arrival in the US, he worked in a number of TV shows and documentaries. After 11 years in Los Angeles, Cassio returned to Brazil to promote his documentary, Mamaliga Blues, which was screened in Brazil, the US and Europe. In Brazil, Cassio worked for Sony Entertainment, finished a documentary about the first Jewish colony in Brazil, A trip to Philippson and a short about the life of a Dutch foreigner in Brazil, buitenlanders/foreigners. Currently he is preparing a short documentary about the Culture Club, a Jewish centre for culture established in the 1950's in Brazil.

To register as a non-member follow this link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have problems joining please email chairman@..., preferably in the 15 minutes before the meeting proper starts.

Peter Heilbrunn
Amersham, England