Film Showing and Discussion in English as Part of the Film and Reading Series "Between Marrakesh and Mashhad"
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.
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, when, what?
28 September 2016, 7 pm
Tel: +49 (0)30 25 993 488