Directed by Jerome Cohen Olivar
Morocco, 2015, 102 mins.
Michael Abitbol, the son of a once famous Jewish musician, returns to Casablanca for the first time after leaving Morocco as a child amidst racial tensions spurred by the 1973 Yom Kippur War. There, he embarks on a mission to honor his iconic father’s legacy. With the help of a comical cab driver, Michael’s search for the former members of his father’s band unexpectedly transforms his life forever. Olivar’s picaresque comedy-mystery, a celebration of both Moroccan-Jewish life and generational understanding, was awarded the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Montreal Film Festival. In Arabic, English and French with English subtitles. Join us at 6 pm for a reception preceding the film hosted by the Institute for Judaic Studies. (Arabic, English, French with English Subtitles)