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March 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Film Screening and Q&A: The Ancestral Sin

The story of Israel’s “development towns” in a chilling documentary, as never told before: Testimonials and previously sealed transcripts reveal a method, an ideology and a cruel practice of law enforcement and decision makers behind the “population dispersal” policies in the first two decades of independence. The director’s family, like others, was taken to Yeruham, a development town in the Negev desert. Their personal stories recount of the price immigrant-families pay and the price still paid by Israeli society, unwilling to deal head-on with those early years and forgotten towns.

Guest speaker: David Dery, Director



Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia


Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010 United States

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