ASF presents the 20th Anniversary Edition of the NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

Press THE CULTURE NEWS 3.2.2017

Experience History and Travel through time from Baghdad to Greece, Ethiopia to Switzerland, and Israel to Iran, March 30 — April 6, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – In its 20th Anniversary Edition, the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) today announced the programs for its weeklong celebration of diverse stories and rich histories portrayed in film at the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF).

The Festival features a different themed program each day. Select nights are dedicated to the Moroccan, Iraqi, Greek, and Yemenite Jewish communities.

For the first time at the Festival, the untold stories of how Sephardic Jews from Algeria, Tunisia, and Greece suffered during the Holocaust are shared during a full day of films, “Sephardim in the Shoah” (Sunday, April 2). “From Ethiopia to Israel” (Tuesday, April 4) explores the challenges of emigration.

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