5: Film excerpt, "Los Gauchos Judíos," director Juan José Jusid, 1975.
Los Gauchos Judíos (1975) is a film directed by Juan José Jusid and written by Alberto Gerchunoff. The film is based on Gerchunoff's book, and features a series of comedic vignettes that depict life for Jewish immigrants in Argentina.
Suggested Activity: What story does this film clip seem to tell? What do you imagine the immigrants felt about working the land and why? How is this portrayal of Argentina similar to or different from Gerchunoff’s (resource #3, above)?
Source: Los Gauchos Judíos. Directed by Juan José Jusid. 1975. Argentina: Emerald, 2008. DVD. Translation into English by Michael Yashinsky and Christa Whitney.