Where are you going Moshe?

Ou vas-tu Moshe?
(Film, 93 minutes, French and Arabic with English subtitles)

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 300,000 Jews. It was launched last year at the Ashdod Maghrebi film festival.

Director 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."

Sunday 17 June 2012

Ohr Yisrael Synagogue,
31/33 Theobold St,
Borehamwood WD6 4RN

Discussion to follow. Wine and Dessert
Advance tickets: £9 pp or £15 per couple (£10 at the door)

Harif/Elstree and Borehamwood synagogue

To book call Ralph and Juliet Levy 07570 052152 or email Michelle Huberman : michellehuberman@mac.com