Libya: The Last Exodus
Dir. Ruggero Gabbai | 65 min
Documentary Italy 2018 ItalianHebrew with English Subtitles North American Premiere
Sunday, May 66:15 PM Bethesda Row Cinema
Thursday, May 107:30 PM AFI Silver Theatre
Following past tributes to the Jewish communities of Egypt and Rhodes, Ruggero Gabbai presents a moving portrait of the thriving Jewish community that once resided in Libya.
From Italian colonization, through foreign domination, and delicate cohabitation with the local Arab population, the film depicts the life of the Jews of Libya who lived in the country for centuries until the events of 1967, when violent riots forced them to leave and never come back.
–Note adapted from the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival
This event finished on May 7, 2018.