Showing Thursday November 9th @ 7:30pm
Laemmle Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Journey from Tunisia
(USA ,2017) 31 min. Hebrew w/ English Subtitles
This is a film of finding roots, the upheaval of centuries of roots for Jews and their Arab neighbors in North Africa, and the forming of new roots in Israel, soon after its rebirth as a nation. This enthralling drama contains rare documentary footage of the Nazi invasion of Tunisia during World War II, as well as the joyous celebration of its liberation by Allied Forces in May 1943.Via this film, Producer Jonathan Maimon entrusts us with the spell-binding story of his Sephardic grandparents from emigration to immigration, encompassing upheaval, disappointment, and adaptation.
Director Jonathan Maimon will be in attendance
Los Angeles Premiere
(Israel, 2016) 70 min. Hebrew w/ English Subtitles
Seven women arrive in Israel in the 1950s and 1960s from North Africa and Eastern Europe and are sent straight to Dimona, a new desert town. This is their story. They share the pain of leaving their homes and comfortable lifestyles behind, the poverty and difficulties of adjusting to their new homeland, and their determined attempts to create rich and meaningful lives. Dimona Twist intertwines candid conversations, the nostalgia of life in Casablanca, Tunis and beyond as the women recount their struggles accented with humor, sorrow and dignity.