Reviews of Finding Babel:
Finding Babel is another example of a well-made, interesting film looking back into a family's history. Like my work, this film contextualizes a period in history, crystallized in one family's story. I am hoping that my project will similarly illuminate the stories of Mischlinge and converts over a broader historical period, from the angle of my own family's emotions and experiences...
In the Examiner: A simple, if straightforward, history lesson on why Isaac Babel was important to Russia could have been a serviceable documentary. But his grandson's journey makes this a personal story. Layering Isaac's own words against the events of his day, notably the rise of Stalin's power, gives "Finding Babel" context and substance.