Children of the Inquisition
Directed By: Joseph Lovett /
USA, Brazil, Jamaica, Spain / 2018 / English
Documentary / Other
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE
Option for Live Appearance: Q&A
Name of guest: Joseph Lovett
Role of guest: Director
Original Title: Children of the Inquisition
Children of the Inquisition is a two hour documentary film, immersive website, and educational outreach project that unearths 500 years of hidden history. The project looks at what happened to the families forced to convert to Catholicism or flee during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions through the eyes of their contemporary descendants, many of whom are just discovering their often nuanced Jewish roots. Our storytellers uncover the connections between their families’ journeys and this buried history. The discoveries of these flights to safety allow our characters access to a fuller understanding of how their lives were shaped by a perilous history.
After 6 years of shooting in 12 cities spanning 4 continents, Children of the Inquisition is more than just a film. It’s an opportunity to better understand our complex world and identities.