This is an exclusive screening of Sami Shalom Chetrit's latest film, the story of the filmmaker's journey with his mother Yakut ("pearl" in Arabic) as she searches Israel for her elementary school classmates from the elementary school, Alliance, which she attended 60 years ago in the little village of Gurama in the Tafilalt region of Morocco. Through tales of past and present, transition, cultural crisis, and survival, Morocco is retold by women who were among the first generation of emigrants to Israel. The film is in Moroccan, Hebrew and French with English subtitles.
The director will be in attendance and a short Q and A will follow.
Script and Director: Sami Shalom Chetrit
Producer: Haim Bouzaglo Production LTD
Cinematography: Philippe Bellaiche
Editor: Eli Hamo Soundtrack: Ilan Ben Ami, Yossi Appelbaum
Music: Ilan Ben Ami
Singing: Niva Ben Simon
This event is cosponsored by UCLA Summer Sessions and UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, with support from Levantine Cultural Center.