Between Revolution & Tradition is a documentary about the efforts of the Jewish community in Cuba to preserve its identity. After the revolution of 1959, 90% of the 15,000 Cuban Jews left Cuba. The new Cuban Constitution prohibited all forms of religion, a ban that brought the remaining Jewish community close to extinction. Chanukah, a symbol of freedom of faith, is a background theme as the film illustrates the Jewish community’s struggle to maintain its identity. A successful struggle, which reaches its climax at the famous visit of Fidel Castro to the Patronato synagogue in Havana.
Written & Directed by: Shaul KesslassiProduced by: Nefesh Productions