Sephardic Lens

The 12th annual New York Sephardic Film Festival explores Sephardic Jewry, focusing on such themes as intergenerational relationships, music, Bourekas movies (a genre popular in Israel in the 1960s and ’70s) and the 60th anniversary of Israel. The festival also highlights the Italian Jewish experience. The weeklong program includes the American premieres of Ehud Tomalak’s “I Got No Jeep and My Camel Died” (2006), which tells of the journey of Middle Eastern Israeli musician Yair Dalal, and “Leaving Paradise: The Jews of Jamaica” (2007), which presents a portrait of the Jewish community in Kingston, Jamaica. The festival is presented by the American Sephardic Federation/Sephardic House and by Yeshiva University Museum.

Sephardic Jewish Film Festival; Feb. 7-14; $11; $9 for seniors, students and members; for further information, call the Center for Jewish History or visit TicketWeb. (917-606-8200 or

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