Film: Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana. Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe recreate a flourishing diamond-polishing trade in Cuba. Followed by Q&A with film makers Judy Kreith and Robin Truesdale.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:15 PM

Presented in collaboration with the Florida Holocaust Museum and generously supported by the Jack Chester Foundation.
USFSP Lynn Pippenger Hall/Kate Tiedmann College of Business
USFSP Lynn Pippenger Hall
Kate Tiedemann College of Business
700 4th St S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Topic Panelists

Judy Kreith
Judy Kreith is a professional dance educator and choreographer. She received her MA Degree from Stanford University. Her mother, Marion Finkels Kreith, is the key inspiration for the documentary film, Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: a haven in Havana. Judy has extensively studied Cuban dance and while in Cuba, began research into the Jewish refugees' diamond polishing industry that flourished in Havana during the Second World War, working on-site with Cuban historians. Judy contributes her research and knowledge, along with her personal connection and passion for this project and its potential impact. She has spoken on this topic to many groups, including a conference at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Robin Truesdale
Robin Truesdale is a documentary filmmaker and the founder of Two Hands Films. She brings her storytelling abilities and craft to this project as the cinematographer, editor, and technical director. Robin began her career as a news editor for a Denver television station. After years of constructing news and educational stories through video, she was introduced to documentary film's powerful potential to communicate deeper stories about people, cultures, and issues of the times. Her work deals primarily with social justice, cultural, and humanitarian issues. Robin received her BS and MS Degrees in Journalism from the University of Colorado.