Film and Panel Discussion – Looking at Libya and the region through a contemporary lens
Director: Vivienne Roumani-Denn. USA 2007, 50 mins. Hebrew, Italian, Arabic & English w/English subtitles.
The final decades of a centuries-old North African Sephardic Jewish community is seen through the lives of the Roumani family. Thirty-six thousand Jews lived in Libya at the end of World War II, today none remain. Based on the memoirs of the family's matriarch, Elise Roumani, and interviews with several generations of the Roumani family, plus a trove of rare archival film and photographs make for an unforgettable tale. Post-screening panel with the filmmaker, Vivienne Roumani-Denn, Prof. Mustapha Tlili, NYU Center for Dialogues, others to be announced.
Theater: Center for Jewish History
Address: 15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Cost:$0.00 - $13.00
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