Cinema Egypt, Screening and Discussion with filmmaker Rami Kimchi

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Date(s) - Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Magen David Sephardic Congregation


The film illustrates the experience of Mizrahi (non-European) Jews who immigrated to Israel from Arab lands in the 1950s by focusing on the life story of Henriette, the filmmaker’s mother. “Cinema Egypt” explores the effects of displacement and cultural estrangement. The film is interspersed with scenes from the Egyptian classic “Leila, The Village Girl.” Rami Kimchi is an Israeli culture critic and filmmaker. His films include Galia’s Wedding, Travels with My Brother, Father Language and Night of Fools. His main research interests are Israeli cinema, modern Hebrew literature, Yiddish literature, Palestinian and Near Eastern cinema. He is the author of “The Israeli Shtetls – Bourekas Films and Yiddish Literature” (2012). Film is in Hebrew, Arabic, Ladino with English subtitles.

Program is open to the public-A $5.00 contribution is requested