The MJCC proudly presents the 4th Annual Israeli Film Series featuring three extraordinary films with special guests. Each film was selected for its quality and ability to excite, delight, enlighten, provoke and/or move viewers to tears or laughter. You will not want to miss out on these films!
The Golden Pomegranate
Mazal, a Jewish child-bride from Yemen, preserves her religion, culture, family, and unique art, amid the harsh, violent conditions of Jerusalem and the Holy Land during the late 19th and mid-20th centuries. A mother of two and a young widow, she supports her family through her skills as a jeweler. She survives the danger and violence of living in the Old City of Jerusalem. She heads a family of extraordinary, unforgettable characters, and grows old with strength and determination, remaining true to her traditions and ideals.
This stirring saga spans four generations of a family of Yemenite goldsmiths at the vortex of history in the Land of Israel. Their tragedies and triumphs, their sorrows and joys, and, most of all, the heroine’s profound love for the Holy City, create a vivid and lasting image of an ancient land rising from two millennia of slumber to an era of splendor. For the first time in a feature motion picture, the fabulous story of Israel’s rebirth is graphically portrayed through the extraordinary saga of a Yemenite family’s struggles to survive and thrive in Jerusalem from the late 19th century through the Israeli War of Independence.
102 minutes, Narrative
$8 per film; MJCC/IJS members - $5
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Judaic Studies, Oregon Jewish Community Foundation - Israel Fund, and the Consulate General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest.
Sponsor: IJS, OJCF - Israel Fund, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest