Bonnie Burt has been making intimate, personal documentary films for 20 years. Her films have been screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center and have been shown at film festivals around the world. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma some of her other films include:
Song of a Jewish Cowboy, a companion piece to A Home on the Range, is an intimate portrait of someone who bridges two very different worlds. Scott Gerber carries on ranching and Yiddish traditions, working as a cowboy today in Petaluma and singing Yiddish and progressive songs in an Irish bar. And he’s looking to meet an nice Jewish girl!
Abraham and Eugenia: Stories from Jewish Cuba is part of a trilogy of films which documents the “special Period” in Cuba after the fall of the Soviet Union and explores the difficult economic conditions and the resurgence of Jewish religious life on the island. The Believers: Stories from Jewish Havana and Trip to Jewish Cuba complete the trilogy of Cuban films which are available in Spanish with English translation on one dvd.
Trees Cry For Rain: A Sephardic Journey profiles Rachel Amado Bortnick who recalls her rich vanishing world of Sephardic culture in Turkey and the nearly extinct Ladino or Judeo-Spanish language.
Strong Love is the story of what happens world-class weight lifter Jon Shapiro and his childhood sweetheart Holly James, both of whom were born with Down Syndrome decide to marry.