SOAS University of London

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Screening of 'Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from the Mellah'

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED

Date: 23 October 2013Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 23 October 2013Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Film

In this award winning documentary, French film maker Kamal Hachkar explores the 2000-year-old Judeo-Berber culture of Tinghir, a village high in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and follows the trail of the village’s once substantial Jewish population to its émigrés and descendants in Israel. Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from the Mellah was awarded ‘Best Film’ at the Rabat International Film Festival for Human Rights, 2012; ‘Best First Film’ at the Tangier National Film Festival, 2013; and ‘Best Documentary’ at the World Jewish Film Festival, 2012. An abridged 60 minute version of the film will be shown at the round-table.

The film screening will be followed by a round-table discussion with an international panel of expert academics on some of the issues the documentary raises including displacement, migration, belonging and Jewish-Muslim relations in the past and present.

Time
  • 6.00-7.00pm film screening
  • 7.00-8.00pm round-table discussion
Speakers
  • Kamal Hachkar, independent film director (introduction and over view of themes)
  • Dr Gil Anidjar; professor at Columbia University (US), department of religion and middle east studies (author of "The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy")
  • Dr Moshe  Behar, pears senior lecturer in Israeli and Middle Eastern Studies. He also co-edited Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought, Writings on Identity, Politics, and Culture,  1893–1958.
  • Dr Guila-Clara Kessous,Lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris in "Theatre and Human Rights" UNESCO Artist for Peace

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Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies and the Centre for Jewish Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Contact email: dt37@soas.ac.uk