From Cairo to the Cloud

Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 3:30 PM
West Coast Premiere
Rated 19+

NOTE: all screenings at this venue are 19+.

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From Cairo to the Cloud is a fascinating journey through the most extraordinary saga of Jewish discovery you’ve never heard of. In 1896, Solomon Schechter entered the sacred storeroom of an ancient synagogue in Cairo and discovered a vast treasure trove of manuscripts dating back over 900 years. These documents revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated a thousand years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world. The Cairo Geniza reveals the richness of Judeo-Arabic culture and reflects periods of relative religious co-existence nearly unimaginable today.

Guest: Producer, Director, Michelle Paymar

Sponsors
Harley and Eleanor Rothstein
Ari Shiff and Carla Van Messel

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Event Details


Film Info

Year 2018
Country Canada, Egypt, France, Israel, UK, USA
Director Michelle Paymar
Cast
Runtime 93 min
Language English
Genre ,

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