19th Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival – 2016

  • Where: New York City, NY, USA
  • When: March 10, 2016 to March 17, 2016
  • Information

Films shown

4 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Through the poignant medium of film, the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF) provides viewers with an understanding of the rich mosaic culture of Jews from the Middle East and greater Sephardic Diaspora. Contemporary voices steeped in history and tradition are celebrated throughout this week-long series of events, including premiere screenings, intriguing stories, poignant documentaries, filmmaker Q&As, and Pomegranate Awards ceremony.


  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    The festival will include intriguing stories, poignant documentaries, and movie screenings that reflect Jewsish history and traditions. One such film is “Shattered Rhymes” by director Sami Shalom-Chetrit, screening on March 14th.

  3. jewishfilmfests says:

    The Sephardic Reach, Through Cinema

    The first Jews in New Amsterdam, as New York City was once called, were Sephardim from Brazil who had escaped the dangers of the Inquisition in the New World by heading north to the more tolerant air of the Dutch colony. They had knowingly recapitulated the trajectory of many Sephardic Jews before them who had found refuge in the Netherlands. Consequently, the first synagogues in North America followed the traditions established in Spain and Portugal before the Expulsion in 1492.

    Read more at http://www.thejewishweek.com/arts/theater/sephardic-reach-through-cinema

  4. jewishfilmfests says:

    Kuwaiti singer opens Sephardic festival

    The Kuwaiti singer Ema Shah serenaded the audience at the opening night of the American Sephardi Federation’s 19th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival.

    Ema Shah, who shocked people in 2010 by singing Hava Nagila, speaks for many Arabs when she says that she doesn’t care about the Israel- Palestine conflict. Ema Shah is a superstar in Kuwait and the Arab world.


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