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Film Screening: Azi Aiyma [Israel]

A screening of the documentary film by Sami Shalom Chetrit. Languages: Hebrew, Moroccan and French, English subtitles. Running time: 77 mins.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
6:30 PM
121 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

This is the story of my journey within my mother’s journey. My mother, Yakut (Pearl in Arabic), the film’s leading character, is going on a search for her classmates from the elementary school, Alliance, which she attended 60 years ago in the little village of Gurama in the Tafilalt region of Morocco. Through her and her classmates’ stories of past and present, Morocco is reconstructed and comes to life through vivid memories. It’s a story of transition, cultural crisis, social survival and also lots of faith, optimism, joy and dignity, told for the first time by Moroccan women of the first generation of immigration to Israel. (Sami Shalom Chetrit, the filmmaker)  

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

(310) 825-1455

Sponsor(s): , Center for the Study of Religion

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