El Hara

Dirs. Margaux FitoussiMo Scarpelli
(15 min, FranceTunisiaUnited States, 2017)
French with English subtitles
Documentary Short

For more than 700 years, thousands of Jews lived in the city of Tunis. Most of them lived in a ‘city within a city,’ a neighborhood called El Hara. One of its residents became the most celebrated Tunisian writer of the twentieth century: Albert Memmi.

Presented as part of Memory’s Flight (Shorts Program).

Screenings

Sunday, May 21, 5:00 pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

Monday, May 22, 6:15 pm
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD

E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can't use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

Guests

Both screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Margaux Fitoussi.

Margaux Fitoussi graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 and is currently a Presidential Scholar at Harvard University. While living in southern and central Africa from 2011-2014, Margaux researched armed groups and implemented civilian projection projects. Her multi-media exhibition about the Hara of Tunis was shown at the Dar Ben Achour Library, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, and at the University of Manouba. Her research focuses on historical memory, Judeo-Muslim relations, and the impact of French colonization in North Africa.

Tickets

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E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can’t use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

This event finished on May 23, 2017.