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A Sense of Belonging


Screening Information

June 1 – June 14
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country United Kingdom
Year 1991
Running Time 180 MIN
Language English
Director Paul Morrison

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Made in 1991, A Sense of Belonging is Morrison’s four-part documentary series, the first of its kind, on the history of Jewish life in Britain. TJFF is thrilled to present three of the four episodes, which have been out of circulation for decades. “A Sense of Belonging was my attempt to put Jews on TV. Ordinary Jews, the ones I knew, were invisible on British television; apart from the Holocaust and Israel, Jews didn't exist.” recalls director Paul Morrison, “We went for a structure for the series that followed the arc of the pilgrim festivals. The premise of the series that Jews in Britain have been allowed in on sufferance, led restricted Jewish lives as a consequence, and are—or were—challenging that straight jacket.“

Presentation Details

Pre-recorded Q & A Director Paul Morrison, Rabbi-Psychotherapist-Writer Howard Cooper and Actor-Comedian-Screenwriter David Schneider, in conversation with Professor Nathan Abrams, Bangor University, Wales