This is (part one of) the short documentary I created this summer (wrote a bit about this here & here) exploring my feelings of alienation and authenticity doubts within dominant Jewish culture in North America as a Soviet Jew who emigrated from the former USSR as a child. The documentary contextualizes my experiences within interviews (mostly done on Skype) with other 20-something Soviet Jews and my mother.

Part two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjGrFNBY8jM

I hope to continue working on this and if you’re interested in being interviewed, sharing your story, or just chatting with me, please contact me at vlada.bilyak@gmail.com

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    i’m tagging this to watch it later, but also danverrs, this might be interesting to you? but also the moment i turned it...
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    This is really important work you’re doing. Bravo and keep going.
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    This is fascinating!
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