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Documentary Film Evening on Jewish Identity in France – 19th April
Together with Spiro Ark, we present a documentary Film evening looking at Jewish Identity in France.
“Between Past and Future”
As the reality for Jews in Europe is shifting, this film takes a look at the Jews of Paris today. In conversations with leading thinkers, artists and ordinary people we get an in-depth look at the range of Jewish life in France right now.
Included in the film are religious and secular, Zionists and anti-Zionists who paint a picture of the complexity in the face of rising anti-Semitism.
Among those interviewed are David Konopnicki, Mark Halter and Shmuel Trigano.
“Waves of Memory”
On December 7, 1946 the immigrant ship Rafiach, making its way from Yugoslavia, sank near the barren island of Syrina, one of the Greek islands. Most of the Ma’apilim survived and were rescued a few days later. On board the ship was a 12-day-old baby that survived with his parents. 66 years later, a journey to his roots leads Shlomo, that baby, to discover more details about the true story of the drowning. This, in turn, leads to an emotional quest, already burdened by the issues of a Second Generation. Alongside this story, we also learn about Mossad agent Abraham Lichovski who saved the immigrants. His character emerges from the shadows as animated character and tells the story as written his own hidden reports for the first time on screen.
Book in the Shul office 020 7580 1355 or on the Spiro Ark Website .