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The Eugene Jewish Film Festival (August 11):
Come and help us celebrate the Eugene Jewish Film Festival’s 2nd year.
We are back at the Bijou metro, 43 West Broadway in downtown Eugene. We often sell out at this venue so we recommend buying tickets early. Here is the link. Tickets are $5 and a donation jar will be available for those who wish to support JEW (that’s us!).
This month’s movie is special. It is called Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots. It is the journey of the daughter of parents who were Polish and Rumanian secular Jews and Socialists who fled Europe to settle in Kenya as refugees in 1942; her life as a “British” girl in an Eastern European family, as a white in an African country and as an anti-colonialist in a colony. She also explores her siblings’ identities as they search for meaning through African tribal and spiritual rituals, presenting a fascinating examination of Jewish identity and an exposition of Kenya’s colonial history from a unique point of view.
As always a discussion follows the movie. We hope to see you there.
We are looking for a volunteer to help us with the film festival. Please call Shmuel at 541-514-2571 if you are interested.