What would you expect when you ask German people today what they associate with the word "Jew" and who are the Jewish people who live in Germany today? The documentary Jew.De.Ru—The Jewish Contingent Refugees, written and directed by Tanja Grinberg, tells the story of young Jewish people who were born in the former Soviet Union and immigrated to Germany shortly after the collapse of the regime. They were children raised in Germany; people who had to define their own identity and learn how to integrate three different cultures into their lives.
The film is 52 minutes long, in German with English subtitles. Grinberg will introduce the documentary and lead a Q&A after the screening.
Writer and director Tanja Grinberg was born in the Soviet Union into a Jewish family and immigrated to Germany at the age of eleven. After choosing to follow her dream of becoming a filmmaker, Tanja went to study the art of storytelling in Germany, Ireland and Canada. Tanja currently lives and works in California.