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May 19, 2022 at 6:10 pm EDT

Dir. Tamás Wormser | 90 min
Documentary Canada  2022
English  International Premiere

When a little-known Jewish community in rural Uganda encounters a group of Orthodox Israeli rabbis, everyone is destined to be transformed.

Director Tamás Wormser documents the extraordinary encounter over seven years, crafting a nuanced and visually arresting documentary reflection on identity, religion, and the long shadow of colonialism.

This poignant look at the lives and religious practice of the Abayudaya touches on the very definition of what it is to be Jewish, while raising timely questions about wealth inequality and the relationship between Israel and the African diaspora.

Screening followed by a conversation with director Tamás Wormser.