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Florida Premiere

American Birthright

Directed by Becky Tahel Bordo

USA | 66 minutes | 2021

American Birthright is the fruit of a seedling planted in October 2015 when Becky Tahel Bordo, a Jewish Israeli millennial working in Hollywood, found herself grappling with her sister's recent engagement to a non-Jew. She felt judgmental of her sister and simultaneously confused about intermarriage. Becky found that many of her friends and colleagues shared her difficulty in synthesizing loyalty to family and culture with the modern ideal of following the heart no matter what. Her seedling sprouted into a full-blown documentary dialogue around love, faith, marriage, religion, and inclusiveness, as she travels the world talking with rabbis, religious experts, mentors, and family. What she ultimately finds changes the very course of her life.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Becky Tahel Bordo, executive producer Erin Marie Davis, film subject Gal Andres, and moderator Rabbi Rachel Greengrass. To view the conversation please click here.

Director Becky Tahel Bordo
Countries of Production USA
Year of Presentation 2021
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 66 minutes
Principal Cast Becky Tahel Bordo, Eric Andre, Reza Aslan
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