This is the story of Ginette, from her native Tunisia to her adoptive city of Marseille, in her role as the Sephardic matriarch she has become. Through intimate diary readings and unscripted anecdotes, this wife and mother recounts her upbringing in North Africa, the War, an enduring love story, her devotion to the Jewish community and reflections on modern life. What begins as a bonding experience between cameraman and grandmother, materialises into the portrait of a woman's 90-year journey.


Ginette

Israel 2017, 61 min, Documentary - New Release

Written & Directed by: Nathan J. Minsberg
Based on: The life and writings of Ginette Yana
Produced by: Nathan J. Minsberg, Pia Minsberg, Marc Minsberg
Sound: Wong Chun Hoi
Language: French with English subtitles

DVD Release Date:01 March 2018

Synopsis


This is the story of Ginette, from her native Tunisia to her adoptive city of Marseille, in her role as the Sephardic matriarch she has become. Through intimate diary readings and unscripted anecdotes, this wife and mother recounts her upbringing in North Africa, the War, an enduring love story, her devotion to the Jewish community and reflections on modern life. What begins as a bonding experience between cameraman and grandmother, materialises into the portrait of a woman's 90-year journey.


Festivals

  • Berlin Jewish Film Festival, Germany, 2017

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Festivals

  • Berlin Jewish Film Festival, Germany, 2017