Saturday, November 13, 2021

Corrected date: Young Actor Charms in Riveting True Story Neighbours












 Winner, Jury Prize, San Francisco Film Critics

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, 2021


In this powerful dramatic film set in the early 1980s, Jews, Kurds, and Arabs live as neighbors in their Syrian village, sharing similar problems and supporting each other. It is only when a teacher from Damascus comes to the village, spreading the regime’s propaganda, that mistrust begins. Central to the imported propaganda is incitement against the Jews and the suppression of Kurdish culture, especially its language. The film is based on the director’s experience and is told from the viewpoint of the charming young actor who plays six-year-old Sero.


Playing in Our Virtual Cinema

November 14-21

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In-Person Screening

Tuesday, November 16, 7 p.m.

Princeton Garden Theatre, Princeton NJ

Tickets: $12.50 General Admission • $10 Seniors

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Join the film discussion

Film director MANO KHALIL 

in conversation with 

ARIEL SABAR, journalist, and author

My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search

for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq

 Thursday, November 18, 4 p.m.

Register for this ZOOM event HERE




Week 1 Films are available through Saturday, November 13.

Week 2 Films are available beginning Sunday, November 14.




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