Jews of Iran
52-minute documentary (2005), followed
by discussion. A rare glimpse into the lives of
some of the 25,000 Jews still in Iran.
Ramin Farahani, a young Iranian-Muslim filmmaker, made this 52-minute
documentary, broadcast on Dutch National Television in 2005. It
is the first full-length film about the 2,700-year old Jewish community
and gives a remarkable insight into the official discrimination
suffered by the Jews under the Islamic regime.
In Tehran, a young Iranian Jewish girl talks about her difficult
decision to leave Iran. The film examines the bitter-sweet relationships
this girl has with her classmates and teachers. She also speaks
about the tremendous sense of loss and grief she will feel after
leaving Tehran: “I’ll miss everything, even the bumps
and holes on the streets.”
Ramin Farahani is an independent filmmaker based in Iran and Holland.
He studied at the University in Tehran and at the Dutch Film and
Television Academy in Amsterdam. “Jews of Iran” has
shown at the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2005, the New Zealand International
Documentary Festival 2005 and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
2006, among others.
Tuesday 19 June
The Sephardi Centre
2 Ashworth Road, W9 1JY
7.30 pm for 8pm. Light refreshments
Harif/The Sephardi Centre/Spiro Ark
Advance booking essential on 020 7723 9991 (Spiro Ark)
here to book by email through Spiro Ark
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