Bendichas manos que lo cozinó, An Atlanta Jewish Story


Oriana Valencia




Juan Carlos Rodríguez (Primary) & Narin Hassan (Secondary)

Project Format

Documentary Film

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Project Description

The documentary Bendichas manos que lo cozinó: An Atlanta Jewish Story explores the intersections between faith and cultural heritage. Warmth, responsibility and cultural pride exude in the interviews as members of the congregation recount the stories of their community. The goal of this project is to tell an alternate history of Atlanta through minority voices.

Student Quote

"I was curious about the Sephardic identity, especially within the Spanish-speaking context, but as I started to interact with the community of Or VeShalom, I found that the Sephardic identity was far more complex and multicultural."