The Jews and the Longest Kiss in History

Film Showing and Discussion in English as Part of the Film and Reading Series "Between Marrakesh and Mashhad"

Documentary, Great Britain 2011, 60 min, English original version

The longest kiss in history – this refers to the confluence of the Blue and White Nile in Sudan. In this special place, the little-known history of the Jews in Sudan begins in the early19 th century – and this is the story told by the filmmaker Frédérique Cifuentes Morgan in her documentary. Intrigued by an old shop sign reading "Maurice Goldberg," which she discovered by chance in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, she goes in search of traces of Jewish life.

Past event
Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

With the help of witnesses who now live scattered throughout the world, she collects private memories and documents the history of the Jewish community under Ottoman-Egyptian rule, under the Mahdi, under British colonial rule, and in independent Sudan.

Following the film, there will be a discussion with the director in English.

Filmstill

Filmstill; photo: Frédérique Cifuentes Morgan

Film Trailer The Jews and the Longest Kiss in History

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Where, when, what?

  • When

    14 Dezember 2016, 7 pm

  • Where
    W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

  • Entry fee

    free

  • Please noteFilm showing and talk in English

  • Please book onTel: +49 (0)30 25 993 488
    reservierung@jmberlin.de

Film and Reading Series (9) Between Marrakesh and Mashhad: Jews in Islamic Countries Show all

Between Marrakesh and Mashhad: Jews in Islamic Countries

This film and reading series, hosted by the Academy program’s Jewish-Islamic Forum from July 2016 to September 2017, explored the past and present of Jewish lives in different countries of North Africa and the Middle East.

Las ultimas palavras

14 September 2017
Documentary, Turkish/Ladino with English subtitles

Yousef Abad

6 July 2017
Video art by the Israeli-Iranian artist Elham Rokni; Persian/Hebrew with English and Hebrew subtitles (audio recording of the talk available)

My Father’s Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq

11 May 2017
Reading and discussion in English with the author Ariel Sabar

Iraq N’ Roll

27 April 2017
Documentary, Israel 2011, 54 min,
Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles

Damascus With Love

9 March 2017
Feature film, Syria 2010, 91 min, original Arabic version with English subtitles

The Jews and the Longest Kiss in History

14 December 2016
Documentary, Great Britain 2011, 60 min, English original version

Salata baladi – An Egyptian Salad

3 November 2016
Documentary, Egypt 2008, 105 min, Arabic with English subtitles

Villa Jasmin

28 September 2016
France 2008, 87 min, French/Arabic original soundtrack with English subtitles

El Gusto

14 July 2016
Documentary, Algeria, France, Ireland, 2012, 88 min, French/Arabic original soundtrack with English subtitles

Between Marrakesh and Mashhad

Jews in Islamic Countries

Film and Reading Series

2016/2017
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