Black Jews: The roots of the Olive Tree / Juifs noirs, les racines de l’olivier

A fascinating exploration of African tribes with Jewish roots – in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Cameroon. Some claim to be descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes; others believe their ancestors were Jews who immigrated from Judea to Yemen. Far from a dry archeological account, the film focuses on the modern-day personal and institutional practice of Judaism throughout Africa, as well as of recent African immigrants in Israel.

Year:
2015
Length:
56 minutes
Country:
Director:
Laurence Gavron

Shown at

  1. 24th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2016

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