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Songs of Our Grandmothers

Film & Video 2013-2014

Songs of our Grandmothers is a film exploring of the role that songs play in the immigrant experience and the history of these songs, through the eyes of elderly immigrants to the United States.

10 different interviews were conducted with elderly Russian-Jewish immigrants in New York and New Jersey. Of those interviews, 4 made it to the final stage of the project.

The film premiered November 20, 2014 at the JCC in Manhattan.


Ilya Blokh Songs of Our Grandmothers