Presented by the American Sephardi Federation the festival will feature world renowned singer Enrico Macias on opening night and productions from France, Israel, Greece, Austria, and Spain. The 16 films will share stories of Bukhari, Iraqi, Iranian, Moroccan, Algerian, Greek and Spanish Jews, along with a spotlight on the lives of Jews displaced from their Arab homelands.
The American Sephardi Federations nineteenth NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival will be held between March 10th and March 17th, 2016. Through the poignant medium of film, the NYSJFF provides viewers with an understanding of the rich mosaic culture of Jews from the Middle East and greater Sephardic Diaspora. Contemporary voices steeped in history and tradition are celebrated throughout this week-long series of events, including première screenings, intriguing stories, poignant documentaries, filmmaker Q&As, and Pomegranate Awards ceremony.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: nysephardifilmfestival.org
The Sephardic Film Festival was founded in 1990 by Sephardic House (now American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House). It was the first Jewish film festival in New York City. Its goal:
“to illuminate the scope of the
Sephardic experience; to raise the consciousness of the American Jewish, and non-Jewish, community to a better understanding of Sephardic Jewry; and to present, through the medium of film, the history, literature, poetry, music, dance, customs and traditions of the