TINGHIR-JERUSALEM: ECHOES FROM THE MELLAH US PREMIERE
Director: Kamal Hachkar. France/Morocco/Israel 2011, 52mins. French, Berber w/English subtitles.
Kamal Hachkar grew up in France with the idea that all Berbers were Muslims. Speaking with his grandparents he learned that some Berbers were Jewish and that in many a village, Muslims and Jews had lived together for a long time. His search led him to Israel where he met families originally from Tinghir who spoke of their lives there, and answered many of his questions. On meeting Jews of his generation, with origins in Tinghir, Kamal realizes that he is not alone in his desire to restore this buried part of their identities. He hopes that his generation will be able to acknowledge the bonds broken by history.
IFRANE 2011: The First Holocaust Conference in the Arab World
Director: Haim Shiran. Morocco 2011, 20 mins. French, English w/English subtitles.
The Muslim students of the Mimouna Club of Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco have been moved to explore the Holocaust, a taboo topic in the contemporary Arab world. Inspired by the Royal Proclamation of King Mohammed VI (March 2009), they created this conference within which to fully appreciate the heroic actions of King Mohammed V during the Vichy period, and to deepen their understanding of their Jewish past. New York students and leaders from KIVUNIM attended with a survivor of the Holocaust. Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Kamal Hachkar and Haim Shiran, Peter Geffen (Director of KIVUNIM), and Elmehdi Boudra and Laaziza Dalil from the Mimouna Club in Ifrane, Morocco. A reception follows.
Theater: Center for Jewish History
Address: 15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Cost:$0.00 - $13.00
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