“Raquel: a marked woman” is a fascinating documentary and window on a shameful and largely unknown episode in Jewish history in the Americas. Böhm’s look at human trafficking is an engaging film, which is sadly as relevant today as the time depicted in the film.”
— Jordan Peimer, Executive Director, ArtPower, UC San Diego
“The tone of the conference was set by a beautiful and moving film and presentation. Gabriela Böhm’s film ‘The Longing’ encapsulated many of the issues and experiences of crypto-Jews... It highlighted the inner tensions and joys of this process and their experiences of both rejection and acceptance by other Jews. The film also highlighted the complexity and fluid nature of identity, themes that were the leit motif of the conference as a whole.”
— Seth Kunin, Conference Chair for the Society of Crypto Judaic Studies, Fall 2009
“The New York Jewish Film Festival audiences were deeply moved by Gabriela Böhm’s powerful and moving film, The Longing. Gabriela is an extraordinary filmmaker with a discerning eye and keen ear for strong visuals and riveting dialogue. The characters she introduces us to are inspiring, and the film brings their stories to light in a most sensitive way…The audience was thrilled to meet her and hear more…Many attendees…expressed their enthusiasm for the film and Q and A session.”
— Aviva Weintraub, Associate Curator, Director New York Jewish Film Festival, The Jewish Museum
“Gabriela Böhm is a passionate and ambitious filmmaker whose terrific and moving documentary The Longing is a beautiful movie which pleased audiences at the Santa Fe Film Festival and the Film Center during its theatrical run. Gabriela’s film has been touching audiences while entertaining and educating. Gabriela is an energetic filmmaker and woman who is a strong asset to our Festival.”
— Stephen Rubin, Program Director, Santa Fe Film Festival
“The Longing, … will move any viewer but it’s especially recommended for social action-oriented spiritual and community leaders looking for a shot of inspiration.”
— Michael Fox, The Jewish News Weekly