“Children of the Inquisition” producer Hilary Klotz- Steinman was interviewed by Court Lewis of American Variety Radio about the film.
Temple Aaron of Trinidad, Colorado will be screening the documentary film “Children of the Inquisition” in an online event Saturday, October 24, 2020.
Boulder Jewish News, Boulder Colorado – October 20th, 2020
500 Years Of Hidden History In “Children Of The Inquisition” November 6th, 2019
The Public’s Radio, Rhode Island – James Baumgartner and Chuck Hinman
The Public’s Radio interviews director Joseph Lovett who in his film looks at what happened to the Jewish families forced to convert to Catholicism or flee during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions.
The Times of Israel: How Jews expelled from Spain forged a diaspora with ties to 25% of Latin America
Rich Tenorio – October 26th, 2019
Film ‘Children of the Inquisition’ examines forced conversion of Sephardim from the Iberian Peninsula 500 years ago and why their descendants still feel ripple effects. Rich Tenorio is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in international, national, regional and local media outlets. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Tenorio interviews director Joseph Lovett and reviews Children of the Inquisition.
Nancy Burns-Fusaro – August 9th, 2019
Nancy Burns-Fusaro, the arts & culture editor for The Westerly Sun, reviews Children of the Inquisition which will be screened at the Rhode Island Film Festival on August 11th, 2019. The film, “Children of the Inquisition,” is about descendants of the Spanish and Portuguese inquisitions and their quest to determine and embrace their Sephardic Jewish heritage. Klotz, a Westerly native and producer of the film, said Friday that the production has deep Rhode Island roots… Read More…
The Warwick Beacon – August 9th, 2019
The Warwick Beacon reviews the film Children of the Inquisition and calls it a “remarkable reconsideration of history and identity”. This international story has strong Rhode Island roots. Providence-born director Joseph Lovett is a graduate of Moses Brown School. A Peabody award winning filmmaker, Joe first learned of the Inquisition when in 1958 Rabbi William Braude of Temple Beth El in Providence gave a sermon “Todos Catolicos – Everyone is Catholic” about Spanish Catholic families who had been converted from Judaism in the years prior to and during the Inquisition. Thirteen-year-old Joe was fascinated that something that happened 500 years ago could still affect people today…Read More…
Corinne J. Brown – June, 2019
Corinne J. Brown, the Colorado-based writer, reviews Children of the Inquisition for the Spring/Summer 2019 edition of The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies’ publication Ha Lapid. The film will be screened on June 5, 2019, at BMH Synagogue in Denver.
Visit the BMH Synagogue’s website here.
Fernando Espí Forcén, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago – Winter, 2019
Ellie Goldberg – March 23, 2016
JGSGB welcomed a large audience for Joseph Lovett’s work in progress about descendants of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions and their quest to determine and embrace their Sephardic Jewish roots… Read More…
Autumn/Winter 2015 Issue
In October, Joe traveled to Israel to present clips from “Children of the Inquisition” Knesset Anusim Caucus conference in Jerusalem… Read More…
Gil Zohar – October 22nd, 2015
More than half a millennium after an infamous Dominican monk (1420-1498) one of the most feared and reviled men in history, founded the Spanish Inquisition purge to his country of “heresy”… Read More…
Sal Emergui – May 11th, 2015
José Manuel Laureiro, de 60 años, viene de una familia republicana. Su padre luchó en la Resistencia en Francia. Cuando en el Madrid de los 60 decían en su casa aquello de “nosotros y ellos”, el pequeño José Manuel lo asociaba con republicanos y franquicias… Read More…
El Adelantado – An American Team Shoots Documentary about the Inquisition in the Jewish Quarter of Segovia
Gonzalo Ayuso – April 18th, 2015
La Judería de Segovia y otros lugares de la ciudad han sido elegidos por el equipo de rodaje del largometraje documental ‘Children of de Inquisition’ (Hijos de la Inquisición), un ambicioso proyecto que sigue la huella de descendientes de judíos españoles y portugueses, así como de conversos, repartidos por todo el mundo… Read More…
Rahel Musleah – February/March 2015
“Something in me has awoken. I can’t explain it but I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I’m Jewish. There are no Jews where I live [in New Mexico]. I was raised Catholic but in Catholic school they would say I didn’t look it. My parents put a huge Star of David with our Christmas lights. I need proof. I need your help. I’m begging you. Please point me in the right direction.” Genie Milgrom receives hundreds of emails like this one every year… Read More…
Debbie Wohl Issard – January, 2015
A fascinating trans-media project has been brewing for the past four years. Award-winning film journalist Joseph Lovett, well known for a distinguished
career producing ground-breaking documentaries on emergent public health issues, now turns his journalist’s attention to a subject that has fascinated him for many years, the legacies of the Jews who fled the Inquisition and Expulsion from Spain in 1492… Read More…
March 20th, 2014
Genealogy continually gains popularity around the world, and is increasingly becoming a favorite activity and hobby. More and more people want to research their family history and discover their past… Read More…
Jessica Siegel – February 28th, 2014
For ten years, veteran documentary filmmaker Joseph Lovett has been working on a project close to his heart, Children of the Inquisition, which tells the stories of descendants of Jews who fled Spain and Portugal in 1492—some of whom remained practicing Jews, others who are only now discovering their lineage… Read More…