THE LENGTH OF THE ALPHABET


Length-of-the-AlphabetDir. Joe Balass (52min, Canada, 2013)
In French, Arabic and English with English subtitles
Documentary

Order of Canada recipient Naïm Kattan considers language, place and home to be the three pillars of his life and work. Director Joe Balass presents a touching portrait of the Iraqi-Jewish Francophone Canadian author—from his youth in Baghdad to his studies in France and his move to Montreal in the 1950s where he flourished. Founder of the first Canadian Jewish newsletter in French, Kattan forged connections between Montreal’s Jewish and Francophone communities.

Tuesday, May 5, 7:30 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

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Director Joe Balass will be in attendance.