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30th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 9 - 26, 2022

Raymonde El Bidaoia


Screening Information

Ontario Premiere
June 10 - June 11

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2020
Running Time 77 MIN
Languages French, Arabic, Hebrew
Director Yaël Abecassis

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Official Selection, Sheffield Doc/Fest

Acclaimed actress Yaël Abecassis (Kadosh, Live and Become) goes behind the camera to follow her mother, one of the most recognized voices of Morocco, Raymonde El Bidaouia. A Jewish-Moroccan icon, El Bidaouia has dedicated the last fifty years of her life performing and promoting Judeo-Arabic music on both sides of the Mediterranean. Travelling between Israel and Morocco, mother and daughter share their passion for music as well their personal struggles. The result is both a vivid portrait of a diva and an intimate exploration of a mother-daughter relationship.

Presentation Details

Zoom Q & A With Director Yaël Abecassis to take place on Sunday June 13th at 2pm
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