Gellman American Dream: a documentary and talk by Gary Gellman on creating Family Archives

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Date(s) - 01/24/2021
2:00 pm

The Jewish Heritage Museum


This documentary features Gellman’s family, who were Jewish immigrant farmers during the first half of the 20th century. In addition, Mr. Gellman will discuss how families can create their own family history documentary. He will provide guidance about the creation process and how he collected all the materials necessary to put the documentary together. From old family movies to newspaper articles, Gellman will detail the entire process.

“We recorded interviews with family members in their 80s and 90s, incorporated old film reels, photographs, media publications, and created a 30-minute piece that documents our family

history said Gellman. “Our Jewish history came alive as we produced this documentary and

uncovered our fascinating past. It is indeed remarkable what Jewish farmers needed to do to survive.”

Gary Gellman, founder of Gellman Images in 1989, has been featured nationally in newspapers, magazines, and on radio. This includes appearing on CBS’s The Early Show Indianapolis, ABC’s Good Morning Las VegasAction News-Early Edition, NBC’s 10, and News 12’s 

Daytime Edition, to discuss the multi-media industry. He has been a featured speaker at conventions in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City. Gellman completed his broadcasting and journalism studies at The College of New Jersey.

Funding has been made possible in part by a general operating support grant from the New

Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds

administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission.


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