Treasures (Trezoros)

A moving documentary that illuminates the lives of a Sephardic community in Greece whose story speaks for all people who have been decimated by war and discrimination. The story is set in the beautiful, idyllic city of Kastoria where Jews and Christians lived in harmony for over two millennia. In October of 1940 it would all be destroyed after the invasion of Greece by Axis forces. Initially occupied by Italy, the Jewish community remained safe. After Mussolini fell from power the Nazis took control of the town, dooming the community that had existed since the times of the Roman Empire. The film uses never before seen archival footage, vibrantly bringing to life just one of the many Jewish communities that had existed in Greece before the end of World War II. "Trezoros" (Ladino/Judeo-Spanish term of endearment meaning "Treasures") is a highly emotional story told by it's survivors, with interviews filmed on location in Kastoria, Thessaloniki, Athens, Tzur Moshe, Tel Aviv, Miami, Los ...

Original title:
Trezoros
Year:
2016
Length:
93 minutes
Country:
Director:
Larry Confino, Larry Russo
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  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Film about Greek Jews of Kastoria at Seattle Jewish Film Festival

    The Seattle Jewish Film Festival: “Trezoros” Sephardic Spotlight takes place on Sunday, March 11, 1- 3 pm at AMC Pacific Place 11, 600 Pine St #400, in Seattle. The screening will be followed by a discussion about the film and Kastoria, the coastal city renowned for its idyllic beauty that was once home to a harmonious and vibrant population of Jews and Christians.

    Illuminating the moving, individual stories of the Greek Sephardic families forced from their homes when Nazis took control of the town, this carefully crafted documentary serves as a tribute and reminder of the many displaced communities forced out and afflicted by Nazi occupation.

    https://www.thenationalherald.com/192939/film-greek-jews-kastoria-seattle-jewish-film-festival/

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