Tinghir-Jerusalem, echoes from the Mellah

  • Tinghir-Jérusalem : les échos du Mellah
Genre : Historical
Type : Documentary
Original title : Tinghir-Jerusalem, echoes from the Mellah: The Rediscovery of a Judeo-Berber Culture
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2012
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 54 (in minutes)

Kamal Hachkar grew up in France with the idea that all Berbers were Muslims. From his grandparents he learns that some Berbers were Jewish and that in many villages, Muslims and Jews lived together for a long time. His search leads him to Israel where he meets families originally from Tinghir. Elders spoke of their lives in Tinghir, answering many of his questions. On meeting Jews of his generation, with origins in Tinghir, Kamal realizes that he is not alone in his desire to restore this buried part of their identities. He hopes that his generation will be able to acknowledge the bonds broken by history.

Director: Kamal Hachkar

France/Morocco/Israel 2011, 52mins. French, Berber, Arabic and Hebrew w/English subtitles.

Source: 16th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - USA - March 15-22, 2012


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