Directed by Judy Kreith and Robin Truesdale
Boulder, Colorado USA
Forgotten Jewels was born of the tales about Cuba that Marion Kreith told her daughter (co-director Judy Kreith) over the years. Marion escaped war torn Europe as a young girl with her family, evading Nazi capture and crossing the Atlantic to a tropical paradise. In this film, her story mingles with the personal accounts of other refugees who recall their escape to Havana and the challenges they face in an exotic and unfamiliar land. Their voices now bring this colorful and uplifting piece of history to light at a time when refugees are again being turned away from safe shores.