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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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