Origin of the film
At the beginning of May 1991, after a meeting with a group of former colonists and hearing
the passionate narration of their experiences, the idea evolved to recreate the Jewish Colonization in Argentina in the form of a film.
The documentary film “Legacy” was written and directed by the filmmakers Vivian Imar and Marcelo Trotta, based on the idea of Baruch Tenembaum and produced by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.
The story begins at the end of the XIX century with the arrival of the first ships crowded with immigrants to Argentina. With the help of the Jewish Colonization Association (JCA) they arrived in a strange land, with no resources and not knowing the language. In the countryside they had to struggle against plagues, droughts, frosts and floods.
“Legacy” is a film of historic and symbolic value. It transmits through each image the nostalgia, drama, hopes and the achievements of the colonizing era. The film is a real tribute to the pioneers and is told by the actual protagonists and their descendents.
Images of the film