Must See: ‘The Jews Of Ghana’: From The Four Corners Of The Earth’ Trailer

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'The Jews Of Ghana: From The Four Corners Of The Earth'Check out the promo trailer for director Gabrielle Zilkha’s film “The Jews Of Ghana: From The Four Corners Of The Earth.”

If you thought there was no such thing as a black Jew, maybe this documentary will enlighten you. The film follows a remote Ghanaian community of people known as the Sefwis, who have been practicing Judaism for centuries. They have recently learned of the existence of millions of other Jews around the world.

Zilkha will document their lives and even their first pilgrimage to Israel. She added further details about the story:

“Zilkha herself was struck by their story on her first visit to Ghana when they opened their hearts and homes to her during Rosh Hashanah, a time when she was feeling very alone in her Judaism far from her familiar life in Canada. Since then she has worked tirelessly on the project, taking a break and make Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny, which won the audience and the juror’s awards at the Inside Out Film Festival earlier this year. The teaser not only gives a very explicit view of the day to day lives of the Jews of Sefwi Wiawso, it gives a hopeful glimpse into the future when we see our lone worshiper joined by his congregation and we picture members of this tiny community in Israel, enthralled and enveloped in the vast world-wide community of Judaism. Watching the teaser, one realizes that whatever the Jews of Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana, find in Israel, they will most certainly be making Israel and Judaism richer for their contribution.”
Watch the trailer below:


 

 

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