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The Tribe with A Performance From Vanessa Hidary
Sunday, November 12
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Co presented by: Center for New Words

The Tribe will be preceded by a surprise selection from our Big Fun shorts program and followed by a live performance from Vanessa Hidary, Manhattan-based spoken-word artist, poet, playwright, and self-proclaimed "Hebrew Mamita," featured in The Tribe.

The Tribe
Director: Tiffany Shlain
Country: USA released 2005
Duration: 18 min., Video
Language: English

Is Barbie the ultimate assimilated American Jew? Through a quirky mix of animation, archival footage and historical fact, director Tiffany Shlain examines the complexity of being a member of “The Tribe” in the 21st century. Amusing as well as thought-provoking, the film connects the history of Barbie, who was created by a Yiddishe mama, with the history of Jewish culture.


The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents the best contemporary films from around the world on Jewish themes at its annual Festival and throughout the year. Through features, shorts, documentaries, and conversations with visiting artists, the Festival explores Jewish identity, the current Jewish experience and the richness of Jewish culture in relation to a diverse modern world.

Official Website: http://www.bjff.org

Added by rekha6 on November 6, 2006

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