Jews of Egypt
Showings
Museum of Fine ArtsThu, Nov 14, 2013 7:00 PM Rush Line Only  
 
Film Info
Program:Diaspora Jews: Spotlight North Africa Series
Director(s):Amir Ramses
Country:Egypt
Year:2012
Language:Arabic
French
Running Time:96 Minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:East Coast Premiere
Topic:Anti-Semitism
History
Jewish/Muslim Co-existence
Multiethnicity
Interfaith Dating and Marriage
In Person/Special Program:Discussion moderated by Frances Malino, Jewish Studies and History Professor at Wellesley College
Website:http://jewsofegypt.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/JewsOfEgypt
Sponsored By:Northeastern University
Supported By:Diarna Geo-Museum
Description

An engrossing, nostalgic, recovered history of Jewish life in Egypt in the 20th century, going from the decades when Jews flourished in a welcoming, cosmopolitan Egypt to a time, in the 1960s, when incendiary religious differences forced Jews, against their wishes for an Egyptian homeland, to seek exile as in Biblical times. Screened at Palm Springs International Film Festival. "The most accomplished, important Egyptian non-fiction film of the last five years." — VARIETY

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