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Date: 24 March 2016
Rating: PG
Doors Open: 5:30 PM - Showtime: 6:30 PM
Sub-genre: Documentary
Actors:
Country: Egypt
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English

Jews of Egypt: End of a Journey is a documentary about the lives of the descendants of Cairo’s old Jewish families of the past. It’s the story of a small group of that refuses to leave their country despite some pressure from within the country and from the outside world. For the 12 heroic ladies from the Cairo synagogue, the homeland is where their ancestors were laid to rest...

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Jews of Egypt: End of a Journey is a documentary about the lives of the descendants of Cairo’s old Jewish families of the past. It’s the story of a small group of that refuses to leave their country despite some pressure from within the country and from the outside world. For the 12 heroic ladies from the Cairo synagogue, the homeland is where their ancestors were laid to rest.

This moving story is narrated by the youngest of the group, and its leader, Magda Haroun. She discusses many issues about belonging to a minority religion in Egypt and fondly reminisces about their rich cultural past in Egypt. She is concerned about what will become of the synagogue as she documents its rich heritage. Magda wants the synagogue to become a museum or a cultural centre for all Egyptians to enjoy.

There is much more to this movie, it’s about love for the homeland and the challenges of living as a religious minority member. It leaves us wondering about the future of minority tolerance as a universal theme.

http://jewsofegypt.com/content/jews-egypt-end-journey-premi%C3%A8re

Details

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3892590/
Release Date
02 June 2014
Youtube Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1-KyGULQEw

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