Jews Of Egypt (2014)




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A documentary that captures fragments of the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century until their second grand exodus after the tripartite attack of 1956 .. An attempt to understand the change in the identity of the Egyptian society that turned from a society full of tolerance and acceptance of one another .. and how it changed gradually by mixing religious and political views into a society that rejects the others .. a film about the cosmopolitan Egypt in the 40's and Egypt in the new millennium .. how did the Jews of Egypt turn in the eyes of Egyptians from partners in the same country to enemies .. (c) Official site
Documentary , Drama
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This is a compelling history lesson, though it often looks like a PowerPoint presentation.

Full Review… | June 19, 2014
Chicago Reader
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In terms of technique Ramses' documentary indulges in some pretty cheesy tactics - freeze-frames, monologue-length accounts when abridged versions of the same information would suffice, a naggingly repetitive musical score.

Full Review… | June 12, 2014
Chicago Tribune
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The movie is rich in romanticism and complex political relationships.

Full Review… | March 28, 2014
New York Times
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A dense, often chilling work that manages, in 95 minutes, to devote equal screen time to an overwhelming number of Egyptian Jews ...

Full Review… | March 25, 2014
Village Voice
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Through sometimes repeated archival footage and stills, Egyptian Jewry's first-half-of-the-last-century's Golden Age is imaged, in business, finance, industry, culture and politics.

Full Review… | April 6, 2014
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Though it has its interesting sections, this stilted documentary is more suited to a museum archive than a theatrical venue.

Full Review… | March 26, 2014
Film Journal International

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