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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023

Amen-Amen-Amen: A Story of Our Times


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Screening Information

June 16 – June 26
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country United States
Year 2021
Running Time 72 MIN
Languages English, Arabic, Hebrew
Subtitles English
Directors David Gibson,Tom Gallagher

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To honour the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, their ex-patriate Jewish community commissioned a Torah scroll and luxuriant case as a gift dedicated to the memory of the late Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father of the UAE. This marked the first time in history that a Torah was dedicated to an Arab-Muslim ruler. This fascinating documentary takes us behind the scenes of their efforts and interactions with the Sheikh and the rulers. As evidenced by the film’s title and its shared meaning in Hebrew, Arabic and English, this film celebrates the breath of ‘good news’ toward greater tolerance and co-existence in the Arab Peninsula.

Presentation Details

Pre-recorded Q & A Co-Director Tom Gallagher and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, Chief Rabbi of the Emirates