Jews of Egypt

Jews of Egypt
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Jews of Egypt
Egypt, 2012, 96 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: Documentary, History, Jewish Interest, Middle East
Program: True Stories
Language: French, Arabic English Sub-Titles

Their Arab compatriots once viewed Egyptian Jews as proud partners in nation building. This fascinating documentary blends interviews and archival footage to recall the time when their identity and allegiance as Egyptians was unquestioned.

“One of the darkest chapters in modern Egyptian history is fully exposed in Jews of Egypt, the most accomplished, most important Egyptian non-fiction film of the past five years. An engrossing, enraging and deeply moving chronicle of the lost history of Egyptian Jews from the beginning of the 20th Century until the mid-60s, Ramses’ thoroughly researched document seamlessly blends the personal with the public, painting a rich, multifaceted portrait of a history that has been deliberately forgotten and tarnished.” – Joseph Fahim, Variety Arabia

“Even if we suppose that these depictions of smooth religious harmony are laced with nostalgia, we cannot escape the fact that Egypt has lost something. Not only has it lost a part of its history, but these are stories of an Egypt far less closed in on itself than it is today, far more open, respectful and integrated.”—Naira Antoun, Egypt Independent

Director Amir Ramses and producer Haitham Al Khamissi expected to attend both screenings

DIRECTOR: Amir Ramses
Producer: Haitham Al Khamissi
Editor: Amir Ramses, Haitham Al Khamissi
Screenwriter: Amir Ramses
Cinematographer: John Hakiem, Moustafa Youssef, Amir Ramses
Music: Haitham Al Khamissi
Principal Cast: narrator: Muhammed Soliman
Filmography: The Code (2008), Unpaid Bill (2007), The Edge of the World (2006)
Print Source: Session Film Production

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