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The Return

How do you build your identity when your past has been stripped away?

Before World War Two, Poland was the epicenter of the Jewish world, with a population of 3.5 million Jews.  Today only an estimated 20,000 Jews live there.  With the fall of Communism in 1989, the door to the past began to crack open and today's 20-somethings discovered a buried ancestry.  The Return tells the story of four Polish Jewish women who face the unique challenge of trying to forge an identity in a vacuum, with little knowledge of their heritage.

Adam Zucker's documentary reframes the question of what it means to be a cultural and religious minority, for the world of American Jewry and beyond. 

How To Donate: 

All donations for the production and distribution of The Return are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Auburn Update 

The Return has a distributor, 7th Art Releasing, and premiered at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York in 2014.

For More Information 
For more information, you can contact Laura Healy, Program Administrator at Auburn at:
Phone: 212-870-3155 or 212-662-4315
E-mail: [email protected]

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