The Last Tribe - A Film by Simon Glass

SYNOPSIS


This humorous and intimate account of the Jewish immigrants who arrived in England – thinking that they’d arrived in America – charts their rags to riches story from the ghettos of Eastern Europe to the self-made empires of Marks & Spencer, Burton’s Clothing and countless more.

Combining drama with documentary, a 19th Century Russian Jew searches the City of Leeds for a people that have since moved on. Having moved up the social ladder and out of the city slums, younger generations of Leeds Jews moved away, married out and forgot where they came from.

A tale of cat and mouse between present and past, we are guided by this lone wandering Jew as he retraces the final footsteps of his last, lost tribe.