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The Chosen Island: Jews in Cuba
Date Sunday July 22
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details

Location:JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
The Chosen Island: Jews in Cuba
a movie

with producer, Maritza Corrales present to answer all your questions


Bay Area premiere!


Date: Sunday, July 22, 2012
Time : 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location:JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

A story of refuge, integration, and regeneration, The Chosen Island explores the history of Sephardim in Cuba and how they have become an indelible part of the country's social fabric.

Through interviews with members of the Cuban Sephardic Jewish community, viewers experience the rediscovery and revival of Jewish life and listen in as the film raises questions about faith, resilience, strength, and survival. Scripted by Maritza Corrales and directed by Yassel Iglesias. A Q&A with the Corrales follows the screening. (Cuba, 2012, 60 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.)

Maritza Corrales is a Cuban historian who has dedicated her life's work to researching the history of Jews in Cuba. Born in 1948, she is a graduate of the University of Havana (1972) and lives in Havana. She has been a consulting scholar to numerous research and academic institutions in Cuba and has published on the history of Cuban Jews. She has lectured at universities in Cuba, Israel, Spain and Mexico.

Added to the calendar on Sunday Jul 22nd, 2012 11:08 AM

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