Tuesday, March 9, 2021
11 am – 12 pm
Live Virtual Q&A
Absolutely No Spitting (2020)
Film run time: 10 minutes
Live Virtual Q&A Thursday, March 9, 11 am EST. Film will not be shown during Q&A event; advance viewing is recommended.
The documentarian Judith Helfand adopted a daughter at the age of 50, becoming, in her own words, a “new old” mom. In this touching and vibrant short documentary, Helfand asks Theo, her bright four-year-old daughter, to spit—just this once!—into a saliva collection tube for the DNA tracing company, 23andMe. According to the test results, Helfand is 99.9% Ashkenazi Jewish. Her daughter is from a “rainbow” of countries throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. Mother and daughter embark on a quest to explore their shared and divergent heritage while Helfand reflects on love, community, family, religion, and race.
Live virtual Q&A with Judith Helfand, director on March 9 at 11AM EST. This program will feature captioning.
Free with advance registration. Film available for streaming immediately upon registration