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27TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 2-12, 2019

The Ancestral Sin Sallah, Po Ze Eretz Israel

Documentary

Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
May 11 - 3:30PM
Alliance Francaise
May 13 - 1:30PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 9

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2017
Running Time 109 MIN
Languages Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitles English
Director David Deri
Themes Families and Family Secrets,
Israel,
Mizrahi,
Sepharadic

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Description

Using testimonials and previously- sealed government transcripts, director David Deri uncovers an unsettling dark chapter in the
narrative of how Israel was settled and reveals the racism that shaped the country. In the early 20th century, the Jewish Agency’s social housing project was an integral program to settle the land of Israel. Most Jewish immigrants wanted to live in the cities. In order to help population dispersion, the Jewish Agency responded to this trend, using questionable means to convince mostly Sephardic and Mizrahi immigrants to settle in the most destitute areas of the country.

Presentation Details

Guest Writer and Professor Yigal Nizri
Co-presented With
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