Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana

When Gabrielle Zilkha, a Canadian filmmaker working in Accra, Ghana, gets a call from her mother telling her that she’s found Jews for her to celebrate Rosh-Hashanah with, she sets off across the country to find the tiny but vibrant Sefwi Jewish community. Filming over the course of five years, Zilkha observes this small African Jewish community’s efforts to develop and strengthen its identity. She brings us along on her journey to better understand what it means to belong to the Jewish people and why some people’s Judaism is questioned while that of others is taken at face value.

Year:
2016
Length:
85 minutes
Country:
Director:
Gabrielle Zilkha

Shown at

  1. 20th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2018
  2. 22nd Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. 24th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  5. Honolulu Jewish Film Festival - 2018

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