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Journey from Tunisia

Documentary Short

Jonathan Maimon

USA | 2017 | 30 min

English Arabic Hebrew

with English subtitles


What began as a few simple interviews of his Sephardic grandparents turned into an epic and spell-binding documentary about emigration, immigration, upheaval, disappointment, and adaptation. The film features rare archival 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. Journey from Tunisia is a film about the upheaval of centuries-old roots for Jews and their Arab neighbors in North Africa, and the creation of new-old roots in Israel.

Director's Bio

Jonathan Maimon is a Sephardic filmmaker from Seattle.

Screening Schedule

March 15th
07:00 pm
CJH Auditorium