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Bitter Herbs and Honey (1981)


The anti-Jewish sentiment in Europe in the 1930s triggered a big migration. This film explores the story of those Jews who settled in Carlton, an inner suburb of Melbourne. The film shows that the Melbourne Jewish community was divided by attitude and location.

Curator’s notes

An interesting analysis of the forces and attitudes outside Judaism and the various groups within the Melbourne Jewish community. A celebratory essay about family and citizenship.