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Rainbow Jews: The AIDS Quilt: Memorabilia, Jewish LGBT History and Heritage in the UK

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An ethnographic research film directed by Searle Kochberg which explores the intersection of performance, material memory and participant observation. The film was made as part of the Rainbow Jews National Lottery project, and features on the project website, www.rainbowjews.com. It also is an integral part of the touring exhibition of the project.

The film features Rabbi Mark Solomon who explores the symbolic value of a quilt made to mark LGBT+ Jewish experience in response to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s/1990s. Ritual activity (folding and unfolding of the quilt) is reenacted by Mark to demonstrate how repeated ritualistic activity with a valued material object can affect new Jewish religious traditions and the marking of 'hidden' Jewish lives and experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Size4 mins
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2014

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