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Is there a difference between “being Jewish” and “doing Jewish?”  Part of our “Welcoming the “Other” Film Series,” this film follows a young Canadian Jewish filmmaker as she attempts to find out in a remote Black African Jewish community in Ghana.  How did Jewish customs and rituals find their way to Ghana?  How have they survived in isolation?  What binds the Jewish people around the world?  “Doing Jewish in Ghana” answers some questions and raises others in this heartwarming and thought-provoking documentary.

TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART AT 11:30 AM

Following the film, Portland City Council member and Ghana native, Pious Ali will lead a discussion about his own experience as a religious outsider, being the first African-born Muslim member of Portland’s City Council.

Location

Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square,
Portland, ME

Showtime

Saturday, March 25, 12:00pm

Genre

Documentary

Running Time

85 minutes