CHASING A FAMILY MYSTERY OF GENEALOGY, HIDDEN IDENTITY & INQUISITION SECRETS

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Children of the Inquisition allows the audience to join individual storytellers as they learn about their families' often tortuous journeys from the 14th century to the present.

The film follows journalist Doreen Carvajal, historian Devin Naar, Artist Carlos DeMedeiros, student Ise Sharp, neuroscientist Leonel Antonio Chevez, as they trace their families' journeys and changes of identity from Spain and Portugal across the globe to the New World and beyond.
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Doreen Carvajal
THE AUTHOR OF THE FORGETTING RIVER
Doreen Carvajal, a California native, is a Paris-based journalist and former reporter at The New York Times. She has written about culture, business and immigration and was a foreign correspondent for the Times in Paris.

Her memoir, "The Forgetting River," is about her search to recover her Catholic family's hidden Sephardic Jewish roots in a mystical white pueblo on Spain's southern frontier in Andalusia. It was a journey that began ultimately after her canceled goodbye party on September 11 in New York and ended in Segovia, Spain where she searched for the secret tombs of her ancestors investigated by the Inquisition for heresy.