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TJFS presents a fascinating documentary about an astonishing collection of ancient manuscripts hidden for centuries in a Cairo synagogue.

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Film screening link – to be sent to ticket holders on Saturday October 17 at 7:00 pm: Zoom link to be sent to ticket holders on Sunday October 18 at 3:00 pm.

Doc / Dir: Michelle Paymar / 2018 / Canada, US, Egypt, France, Israel, UK / English / 92 min

From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo Geniza: A Genizah is a place used to store sacred Hebrew texts too withered for use. This captivating documentary tells the story of a Jewish professor from Cambridge and the Scottish twin sisters who discover a Cairo Genizah that reveals the day-to-day life of Jewish women and men in medieval Egypt. The story of an astonishing collection of ancient manuscripts hidden for centuries in a Cairo synagogue, and their remarkable odyssey to the modern world. Toronto Premiere.

Co-presented with Aga Khan Museum and Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, U of T

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On Sunday October 18 at 4:00 pm, please join us for a live zoom Q & A with Filmmaker Michelle Paymar, Marina Rustow, (Director, Princeton Geniza Lab and Near Eastern Studies Program) and
Benjamin Outhwaite, (Head of Genizah Research Unit, Cambridge University Library). This panel will be moderated by Amirali Alibhai, Director of Performing Arts at Aga Khan Museum.

Tickets: $10; $8 for TJFS subscribers and partners with box office rebate code.

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

In Partnership with:

Miles Nadal JCC, Aga Khan Museum and Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, U of T

Start Date October 18, 2020

4:00 PM

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24 hour access to a virtual screening via streaming link, concluding in a live Q & A via Zoom

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$10

Accessibility

If accessibility options not listed, please contact the venue to confirm

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