THE LOST CROWN
March 16 - SATURDAY
A Sephardi Thriller!
THE LOST CROWN
Directed by Avi Dabach
Israeli, 65 min, 2018, English & Hebrew with English Subtitles
The Aleppo Codex, aka The Crown, is considered the most accurate and valuable edition of the Hebrew Bible. After being safeguarded for seven centuries by the Syrian Sephardic community of Aleppo, more than a third of its pages disappeared when it was smuggled to Israel in 1957. As Avi Dabach, the filmmaker and great-grandson of the Crown Keeper navigates the dark corridors of hidden history, archival documents and rare testimonies reveal an astonishing story involving an Israeli president, Mossad agents, passionate rabbis, and antique dealers.
Avi Dabach is a Director & Video Artist born in Jerusalen, in 1972. He graduated with distinctions from the Sam Spiegel Film School, Jerusalem, 2002 and the Los Angeles-Tel Aviv master workshop.
He has produced and directed over 20 short films and videos, among them the documentary The Last Zionist, that premiered at the Jewish Film Festival, Jerusalem 2011.
Mr. Dabach has also been the Manager & Curator of the Musrara Collection project 2011-2015, a visual on-line archive about the historic events of the Black Panthers in Israel. The project won the prize of the ministry of culture in 2013, and presented 3 exhibitions.
March 16th, 2019 9:00 pm
at CJH Auditorium
Center for Jewish History (View)
15 West 16th Street
10011, NY 10011
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