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Children of the Inquisition premieres at Seattle Jewish Film Festival, March 2019

Children of the Inquisition was welcomed by an enthusiastic audience at the 25th Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival on March 24th, 2019. Founded in 1995, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is the largest Jewish event in the Pacific Northwest, one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the Puget Sound region, and a vital cornerstone […]

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Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies 27th Annual Conference

David M. Gitlitz, Ph.D., scholar-administrator of the University of Rhode Island, who over the last two decades has divided his time among research on Sephardic historical topics, Spanish Golden Age literature, pilgrimage studies, and university administration and teaching, is also one of the people featured prominently in Children of the Inquisition. David will be speaking about […]

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Rabbi Stephen Leon’s book “The Third Commandment and the Return of the Anusim” is published

Featured in “Children of the Inquisition”, Rabbi Stephen A. Leon was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Colombia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, receiving his ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion. From 1986 to the present, Rabbi Leon has been the spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Zion in El […]

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COI Screenings

We have begun to hold screenings and discussion panels with already edited clips from the project. If you or your organization is interested in hosting a screening or learning more about the events, please contact us at Here is a list of our screenings to date and a preview of what’s to come: Upcoming Screenings […]

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Interviews with Genie Milgrom, Bennett Greenspan, Nan Rubin, and More Coming Soon!

     On July 20th, Writer/Director Joe Lovett was invited to attend the 24th Annual Conference for the Society of Crypto-Judaic Studies in Dallas, Texas. The Society’s mission is to “foster the research of the historical and contemporary development of crypto–Jews of Iberian origin. Additionally, it provides a venue for the descendants of crypto–Jews, scholars, […]

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Indiegogo Development Campaign Launch

On February 26th,  Lovett Stories and Strategies and Congregation Shearith Israel (The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue) held a special screening and discussion of select scenes from Children of the Inquisition. The event marked the start of a crowd funding development campaign on Indiegogo, an online fundraising platform where anyone can make a tax-deductible donation – small or large – to […]

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Join us for A Development Launch Screening & Wine Reception

On February 26th, Congregation  Shearith Israel along with Lovett Stories + Strategies, in association with American Sephardi Federation, will celebrate the development launch of Children of the Inquisition at Congregation Shearith Israel in New York.  The event will include an introduction by Rabbi Shalom Morris, followed by a screening of selected scenes from the film-in-progress […]

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Spotlight On Documentaries

Children of the Inquisition will be a part of IFP’s Independent Film Week as part of the Spotlight on Documentaries section! IFW is the largest convention in the U.S. for independent filmmakers to meet and develop project ideas. We are thrilled at this opportunity to share Children of the Inquisition and keep the project moving […]

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The Anousim Conference

Writer/Director Joe Lovett was invited by Rabbi Leon and Sonya Leon to show clips from the film at 10th Annual Anousim Conference in El Paso at congregation B’nai Zion. Joe was able to reconnect with and interview New York Times writer Doreen Carvajal author of “The Forgetting River,” personal a tale of survival, identity and […]

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