Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria
West Newton CinemaTue, Nov 13, 2012 7:00 PM Rush Line Only  
Film Info
Director(s):Jeff Lieberman
Language:Hebrew, English with subtitles
Running Time:95 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
In Person/Special Program:Director Jeff Lieberman
Film Subject William Miles, professor of political science at Northeastern University
Sponsored By:Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston

In an African country where Christians are terrorized and their churches burned down, it is a decision of extraordinary bravery for Nigerians to declare themselves Jewish, which has been done by thousands of lgbo.  Even deniers of the Igbo’s claim that they are a Lost Tribe of Israel will be impressed by the Nigerians’ intense commitment to practicing Jewish ritual, learning Hebrew and keeping Kosher.