BLACK JEWS – THE ROOTS OF THE OLIVE TREE

Supported by IVFT

Synopsis

Over the course of the 20th century, a large number of groups in Sub-Saharan Africa spontaneously converted to Judaism and claimed Jewish identity. These communities respect the worship rituals and dietary restrictions of Judaism, which they often learn from the Internet, as well as through Jewish culture (including cuisines, music, and language). Laurence Gavron’s film gives an account of this black Judaism through an African community— that of Cameroon, with Serge Etélé as its spiritual leader. Featuring an interview with Rabbi Capers Funnye, Michelle Obama’s cousin and leader of the black Jewish community in the United States.

Fresh View Cinemas on SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2017 at 17h00

Directed by Laurence Gavron
Running Time: 56min
Year of Release: 2016
Country: Cameroon, Senegal, Israel, France
Language: English subs

  • Directed by Laurence Gavron
  • Running Time: 56min
  • Year of Release: 2016
  • Country: Cameroon, Senegal, Israel, France
  • Language: English subs