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Back to Ukraine: A filmmaker’s diary of living in her ancestors’ land


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood/article/back_to_ukraine_a_filmmakers_diary_of_living_in_her_ancestors_land_20111123

Naomi Uman is a woman of many talents, but drawing is not one of them. “I always knew that I was an artist, but I can’t and I couldn’t draw realistically,” Uman said during a phone interview from New York where she was visiting her mother. And so, rather than pursuing a career as a painter, she became a chef. Cooking in the kitchens of society fixtures like Gloria Vanderbilt and Malcolm Forbes, Uman carved out a fine, if unfulfilling, career for herself. “Eventually, watching all of my creations being consumed became frustrating.”

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