Festival Film Schedule

The Sephardic Educational Center’s Film Festival kicks off with an unforgettable black-tie Gala at Paramount Pictures Studios, followed by a week of Sephardic themed films. Last year’s Film Festival provided an unusual abundance of Sephardic films to choose from! Below, you’ll find a brief description of each of the films we showed. Please contact us (email: info@secjerusalem.org) if you’d like to submit your film for consideration to be shown during our upcoming Film Festival beginning on November 5th, 2017.

The 2017 Film Festival schedule will be announced as we get closer to the event.

7:30pm Encirclements (“Hakafot”)

Encirclements (“Hakafot”) Israel, 2015 (98 min Hebrew with English Subtitles     Thirteen-year old Aharon Ninio, the only child of parents who are unable to conceive again, is determined to win the honor of carrying the main Torah scroll on Simhat Torah. The...

7:30pm Child Mother

Child Mother Israel, 2016 (90 min) Hebrew, Moroccan and Yemeni Arabic with English subtitles (Documentary)   “Child Mother” introduces us to the personal histories of now elderly women born in Morocco and Yemen who were forced to become child brides. The memories...

10:00pm In Search of Israeli Cuisine

In Search of Israeli Cuisine U.S.A. 2016 (100 min) English (Documentary)   The film’s chef/guide is Michael Solomonov, a James Beard Award winning chef and co-owner of acclaimed Zahav in Philadelphia. Mike was born in Israel and grew up in Pittsburgh and is...