Torn

General Information

Author/Creator
Kertsner, Ronit, director.
Language
English, Polish, Hebrew.
Subtitles
English
Published
Israel : Go2Films Distribution & Marketing, 2011.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (72 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
Is it possible to be both a Catholic priest and an observant Jew at the same time? Romuald Waszkinel’s amazing journey from a Polish church to a religious kibbutz in Israel. 12 years after he was ordained as a Polish Catholic priest, Romuald Waszkinel discovers that he was born to Jewish parents, and that his name was Jacob Weksler. The film follows his amazing journey: from saying mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religious kibbutz in Israel. Romuald is torn between his two identities, between being Romuald Waszkinel and being Jacob Weksler. He is unable to renounce either, and is therefore rejected by both religions and by the state of Israel. Choosing one faith seems to be the only possible answer. But which one? And how?

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 2665---