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Depth of Field: Sephardic Identities on Screen | The Governess

Feb 2, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Governess

 UK, 1998. 115 min. The life of Rosina da Silva, the eldest daughter of a wealthy Jewish Italian family living in a small enclave of Sephardic Jews in London in the 1830s.





About the Depth of Field Series

The term “Sephardic” indicates the descendants of the Iberian Jews who were expelled from Spain and Portugal (in Hebrew, sepharad) after 1492, and came into contact with cultures and languages from Northern and Southern Europe, the Balkans, and especially the Ottoman Empire—in North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean—where their communities flourished for centuries. The complex identities of the Sephardic Jews are represented on screen through documentaries and feature films about the Spanish Inquisition and its aftermaths, the encounters between Ottoman, Arab-Andalusian, and European cultures, the Holocaust as a global phenomenon, and  the perseverance of culture the Judeo-Spanish (or Ladino) language.

Spring Schedule 2016

 First Tuesday of the Month, 7 p.m.

 February 2 ; March 1;  April 5


All screenings free and open to the public. 


Feb 2, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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