Where are you going, Moshe?
(Ou vas-tu Moshe?) Film and discussion
If all the Jews of Bejjad leave town, and the local council succeeds
in its programme of Islamification, poor Mustapha will lose his
bar licence. Luckily, the old watchmaker and musician Shlomo can't
make up his mind to go, and he soon finds himself courted by the
devout and the drinkers alike.
This is a rare chance to see a feature
film made by a Moroccan non-Jew dealing sympathetically with
the exodus of the country’s
Hassan Benjelloun portrays Moroccan Jews
and Muslims living side by side."I wanted to remove the confusion of Jew and Zionist," says
the filmmaker. "Today, if you say Jewish [in the Arab world],
you mean Zionist. ... They were our friends and our neighbours."
Launched this year at the first Maghrebi Film Festival, Ashdod.
Tuesday 13 December
Porat Yosef synagogue, 3 Bell Lane, Hendon, London NW4 2BP
Tickets £7 (£5 Concessions)
Porat Yosef synagogue / Harif
To book : email email@example.com
or ring Ralph Assor on
020 8 954 9065 or 07709 034970
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