My Own Telenovela - Documentary
Jorge Weller's moving personal story, told through a family reunion after decades of separation, becomes a universal journey of love and loss. The uniquely emotional film touches upon some painful issues of modern life: the price of immigration, complex family relations, and how society relates to people with cognitive disabilities. Script, Director and Producer: Jorge Weller. Co-producers: Israel TV Channel 2, the New Israel Fund, the Shalem Fund. Festivals: Jerusalem, New York (Lincoln Center), Los Angeles, Buenos Aires
"I want to thank you and your family for giving me such a sensitive human experience. It lifted my spirit and made me believe in humanity and the beauty of the world."
"I cried all through the film. It was very moving. I think you've created a marvelous film."
"I was moved. It's a truly great film. Wherever you cried, I cried with you. This film is great in its simplicity."
"An outstanding film. It's very moving, but also very fair, because it does include elements of a telenovela. Your approach was very honest and touching. I wish to congratulate you on this film. I watched it with some tears and considerable appreciation."
"Your film is exceptional. Beautiful, gentle, sensitive, moving, humane, with a Zionist touch as well. Important in every respect."