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Saturday, November 16, 1996, 8:30 pm
Winner of six Israeli Academy Awards, this sharply etched semi- autobiographical story depicts Rachel, a popular television personality, in her journey home to confront memories of her deeply rooted Moroccan- Jewish culture. Fascinating ceremonies of ritual magic (sh'chur) are examined in this film of a family caught between modern Israel and the powerful customs of traditional Morocco.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 1994
Time: 100 minutes
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Shmuel Hasfari
Guest Speaker: Yaron Tsur, Professor of Ethnic Studies, Tel Aviv University. Yaron Tsur, an historian of the Jews in the Muslim lands in the modern era, is among the founders of the Open University of Israel, a professor in the department of Jewish history at Tel-Aviv University and a former chairperson of its graduate school of Jewish studies. He is a pioneer in the field of Digital Humanities in Israel and the founder of the Historical Jewish Press website.
Winner of six Israeli Academy Awards.