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Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
Regular: $12, Senior: $11
International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Under the auspices of The Gershman Y, the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (PJFF) seeks to entertain, educate, and engage the Philadelphia cultural community by presenting films and programs that illuminate, explore, and support Jewish values,

The Dove Flyer

November 10, 2014 7:00 PM


Director: Nissim Dayan

Genre: Narrative Feature

Israel | 2013 | 105 min

Languages: Arabic with English subtitles

Based on the novel by Eli Amir, THE DOVE FLYER depicts the final years of the Jewish community in Baghdad before its expulsion and resettlement in Israel in the early 1950s. Having lived on Iraqi soil for thousands of years, Jews had formed strong ties to the surrounding Muslim world and to Arabic culture. It is against this backdrop that the coming-of-age tale of 16-year-old Kabi is told.
When Kabi's uncle Hizkel is arrested and imprisoned, Kabi sets off to find him, joining the Zionist underground. But as attitudes among family and friends split and sever, Kabi is forced to make difficult decisions that will change his family's destiny. Paying tribute to the nearly 130,000 Jews who fled Iraq never to return, THE DOVE FLYER is a must-see for history buffs and Middle East enthusiasts.

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