25th Boston Jewish Film Festival - Jews of Egypt
November 14, 2013
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
Discussion moderated by Frances Malino, Jewish Studies and History Professor at Wellesley College, after the movie