What You See Is What You Get. This is a journal blog, an explore-blog, a bit of this and that blog. Sharing where the mood takes me. Perhaps it will take you too.

First Friday Filmclub

Today's offering intrigued me as it is focused on the young protagonist seeking to place herself in between her African American heritage and that of her schooling in Judaism from her mother's side. I had a look at the Oheb Shalom Congregation and found that they are a progressive group, encouraging female participation in the traditional learnings usually reserved for men... which is why Birdie is having a Bar Mitzvah and not a Bat Mitzvah... (and was tickled when I discovered their address in South Orange, NJ, is on Scotland Road!) It's never easy being a teenager but wrangling with cultural identity and a missing father as well...

Broken Bird (2020) | short film by Rachel Harrison Gordon from Rachel Harrison Gordon on Vimeo.


  1. that is super interesting... I had no clue that such an event exists for woman too...

  2. Interesting, it is good she found a group that encourages the females. Take care, have a great day and happy weekend.

  3. she has a lot to deal with, with the dynamics of her life. she seems to be dealing with it well

  4. And just at the moment, simply being any sort of Jewish is presenting particular new challenges.

  5. What a sweet voice full of hope.
    I agree with Gail/NOBBY.
    During my career at NCSU had so many wonderful Jewish friends.
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. Lovely film; thank you for sharing.

  7. Being an adolescent girl is sooo emotional to begin with....she is one strong girl!


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