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El Ghriba's Jews

Presentation du film;
Title El Ghriba’s Jews
In Arabic, the word El Ghriba has two different meanings it means literally the strange in connotations of sorrow and refraction and in Tunisian dialect a woman alone far from home, the main character of this film carrier both meanings/

Introduction
More than a million Middle Eastern and North African Jews, Mizrahi and Sephardic, lived peacefully with Muslims throughout history, and their descendants still live in Djerba island on south Tunisia.

Now more than ever, these facts have become crucial in helping the American and European people and others understand the current crises between Palestine and Israel, especially the underlying ideologies fueled by those who have persecuted Jews throughout history, from the Holocaust and before it, and before the founding of the State of Israel.

Every American Jew and everyone else should take into account how Jews lived peacefully in the Middle East and North Africa when analyzing the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis to find out who the anti-Semites are.
The documentary film El Ghriba's Jews of Djerba presents a striking example of the ideal relationship that existed and still exists between Jews and Muslims before its history was distorted under the pretext of anti-Semitism.

Synopsis,

The film presents one of the most successful models of peaceful cohabitation between people’s religions and human races, a coexistence that the world today struggles to establish elsewhere.
Religious relaxation,

with folklore deeply rooted in the history and memory of the island of Djerba Jews and Muslims, but also from pilgrims from all over the world, give an animated and festive image of an unforgettable moment of relaxation which follows the daily but also the adventures of a great event: the pilgrimage of El Ghriba, in one of the most famous places of Judaism.

  • LASSAAD EL GHAIEB
    Director
  • ANISSA HABIBI
    Writer
  • FOUNOUN ONLINE
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    50 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 5, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Tunisia
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Tunisia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • NON
Distribution Information
  • NOT YET
Director Biography - LASSAAD EL GHAIEB

In the 1967 war between Palestinians AND Israelis, I was a child
My grandfather had a shop in front of the synagogue in Gabes
(My city is in the south of Tunisia)
One day, my grandfather was listening to the news on the radio,
Suddenly he hit the table and cursed the Jews,
Influenced by his position, I went to throw stones at the Jews who live in front of my grandfather's store, our neighbors.
A Jewish woman came out of their house and complained to my grandfather, so he took revenge on her by beating me.
I was surprised by his position and reminded him that he was a supreme influence on his position when he cursed the Jews according to the news on the Radio
He explained to me that the Jews in front of us are Tunisians just as they are followers of the Jewish religion recognized by our Qur'an. But those who have been cursed are racists who do not believe in the coexistence of religions
So, at an early age, I understood the difference between religion and citizenship, and here is the opportunity to produce a film that reflects everything I learned as a child.

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Director Statement

In the 1967 war between Palestinians AND Israelis, I was a child

My grandfather had a shop in front of the synagogue in Gabes
(My city is in the south of Tunisia)
One day he was listening to the radio
Suddenly he hit the table and insulted the Jews

I unconsciously went to throw stones at the Jews who lived in front of us, our neighbors
A woman came out and complained to my grandfather, who took her revenge by beating me
I was surprised by his position and reminded him that he was a supreme influence on his position when he cursed the Jews according to the news on the Radio
He explained to me that the Jews in front of us are Tunisians just as they are followers of the Jewish religion recognized by our Qur'an. But those who have been cursed are racists who do not believe in the coexistence of religions
So at an early age, I understood the difference between religion and citizenship, and here is the opportunity to produce a film that reflects everything I learned as a child.