Villa Jasmin

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

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Filmstill "Villa Jasmin"; France TV Distribution

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

Twenty years after he had to leave Tunis as a child, Serge Boccara goes in search of traces of his childhood with his fiancée in 1976. At his parents’ grave and in their former home, the Villa Jasmin, he delves into the history of his Jewish family.

Past event
Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

At the heart of his memories is his father, who came from an eminent Sephardic family, joined the socialist movement, and fought for the independence of Tunisia. After the German invasion, he was deported to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
This film tells of the life of Tunisian Jews from the early to mid-20th century and provides insight into the little-known period of the German occupation in Tunisia.

Dr. Patrick Bernhard, Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam, will give a historic introduction in German on the history of Tunisia during WWII. There will be a short discussion with him after the screening.

Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When

    28 September 2016, 7 pm

  • Where
    Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Entry fee

    free

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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

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