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Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana

Is there a difference between “being Jewish” and “doing Jewish?”  Join one 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?  Who is a Jew? Several years were spent filming the community’s life cycle events, intimate interviews with its members, and worldwide “expert” opinions. Some questions are answered and others raised in this heartwarming and thought-provoking documentary.

“viewers experience the clash between pluralism and exclusiveness that animates much of Jewish Society.” -Canadian Jewish News 

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Documentary / Dir: Gabrielle Zilkha /  2016 Canada /  English / 80 minutes


Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2016; Blackstar International Film Festival 2016, New York Jewish Film Festival 2017


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