A touching father-daughter journey that transcends all beliefs; It explores universal issues of faith and modernity, the role of women in religion, and the individual's right to forge an independent identity especially when that means violating a tradition you still hold dear. The Samaritans, a tiny religious sect, are dying out. But their rules are harsh: if you leave the fold, you and your family are as good as dead. Israeli actress Sophie Tzedaka is one such woman. One by one, she and her three sisters were excommunicated by their 700-person community. So was their father.
Crossed Out Sweden/Mexico, 2011, 28 minutes Director: Roberto Duarte
Growing up in Mexico City, Roberto has seen haunting photographs at his grandmother's house: children whose faces had been erased, cut out, taped over - images that speak more than words and yet have silenced every single person in his family. They are simply referred to as 'the erased ones' and Roberto has only as much as heard their real names in hushed conversation - and never in front of his grandmother.
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