Morocco Represented in New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

Press Morocco World News 2.6.2016

Morocco will be represented in the New York Sephardic Film Festival scheduled to take place next March.

The 19th Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival will take place from March 10ththrough the 17th at the Center for Jewish History in New York City (15 West 16th Street).

The seven-day event is organized by the American Sephardi Federation.

It aims to shed light on Jewish culture from the Middle East and Sephardic Diaspora in order to provide the viewers with historical background about their ways of life.

The festival will include intriguing stories, poignant documentaries, and movie screenings that reflect Jewsish history and traditions. One such film is “Shattered Rhymes” by director Sami Shalom-Chetrit, screening on March 14th.

The movie is based on Algerian-born Moroccan-Israeli poet Erez Biton’s work, which showcase the cultural, social, and political experience of Moroccan Jews and other immigrants.

It will also screen a movie entitled “A Song of Loves” by Rafael Balulu. It sheds light on Moroccan-born poet Rabbi David Buzaglo’s life, who is considered as the greatest Hebrew liturgical poet of the 20th century. The film’s screenplay is based on an extract from Buzaglo’s biography and his experiences during the Diaspora.