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April 2019
£3 - £6

Saudade: A Sephardic journey

9th April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redland Green Bowling Club, Redland Green Road
Redland, BS6 7HE
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  10 years ago, after a series of seemingly disparate coincidences, Judy Rodrigues began a journey into 300 years of East End London Jewish history, which led her back through her grandfather’s Sephardic Marrano Jewish roots to Portugal and Northern Spain As an artist, the histories and stories became part of ‘life being lived’ as they began to permeate, enrich and expand the poetic metaphors of experience and place through her work. The journey became as much a search for…

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September 2019
£5.80

Disobedience

25th September 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scott Cinema, Bristol, Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
Bristol, Avon BS9 4HN United Kingdom
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The question of whose disobedience, and what kind of disobedience it is, are at the heart of this absorbing and moving love story from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio based on the novel by Naomi Alderman. The drama takes place in the Orthodox Jewish community of north London. Weisz is Ronit, a young photographer evidently living a fashionable and bohemian lifestyle in New York. Out of the blue, she receives some bad news from back home that her father, a much-respected…

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October 2019
£3 - £6

Internment of German Jews on the Isle of Man during World War Two

10th October 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redland Green Bowling Club, Redland Green Road
Redland, BS6 7HE
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During the second war German Jews living in Britain were classified as enemy aliens, and in 1940 many were interned in camps on the Isle of Man. These included  David Memel’s father and father in law, and David has recently visited the sites of the camps. He will discuss  the historical background to the internments, and the experiences of internees, mainly based on the accounts of his family. Despite the loss of freedom, many interesting experiences resulted, including living with…

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£5.80

A bag of marbles (un sac de billes)

30th October 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scott Cinema, Bristol, Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
Bristol, Avon BS9 4HN United Kingdom
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Last year this film was sold out, so we are reshowing it. Canadian director Christian Duguay explores the horrors of World War Two from the perspective of two young Jewish boys living in Nazi-occupied France in Un Sac de Billes (A Bag of Marbles). Based on the acclaimed memoirs of the same name by Joseph Joffo, A Bag of Marbles is a lavishly shot production that is brilliantly acted and is a gut-wrenching reminder of one of history’s darkest chapters.…

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November 2019
£3 - £6

Here I am; Capturing the Stories of the South Wales Jewish Community

14th November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redland Green Bowling Club, Redland Green Road
Redland, BS6 7HE
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There have been two projects in Cardiff over the last 10 years that have used oral history to capture the stories of the Cardiff Jewish community, as well as preserving written records. The talk will look at how we went about it and some of the advantages of oral history, and will give some fascinating snippets from the stories people had to tell. It will also look at what we learnt about identity and belonging and the diversity of experience…

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£5.80

Back to Berlin

27th November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scott Cinema, Bristol, Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
Bristol, Avon BS9 4HN United Kingdom
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Following eleven modern-day Jewish bikers on an epic journey from Tel-Aviv to Berlin, crossing nine European countries and 4,500 km in twenty-four days. Their mission, to deliver the Maccabi torch to Hitler’s infamous 1936 Olympic stadium, for the opening ceremony of the 2015 European Maccabiah Games. These riders follow in the tracks of the early 1930s’ bikers who set out from Tel Aviv to all corners of Europe.  En route, each country holds a chilling resonance for our motor-cycling Holocaust…

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December 2019
£3 - £6

Medicine in Ancient Judaism: Why does G-d attempt to kill Moses in Exodus 4?

12th December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redland Green Bowling Club, Redland Green Road
Redland, BS6 7HE
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Directly after the burning bush scene, G-d inexplicably tries to kill Moses (Exodus 4:24-26). Fortunately, Moses’ life is saved by Zipporah’s enigmatic “Bridegroom of Blood” ritual. Commentators both ancient and modern have proposed many solutions by filling in the gaps, proposing reasons such as Moses’ failing courage or procrastination. But what did this episode mean in its original setting? This talk will look at how G-d’s attempt on Moses’ life is better understood in the broader historical context of ancient…

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January 2020
£5.80

Remember

January 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scott Cinema, Bristol, Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
Bristol, Avon BS9 4HN United Kingdom
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Canada/Germany 2015, 94 mins, English Director Atom Egoyan featuring Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau ‘Christopher Plummer puts on a master class in acting, and his director, Atom Egoyan, delivers one in audience manipulation in Remember a psychological thriller featuring that most blood-boiling of plot devices: a Nazi who escaped justice.’ Mr. Plummer is Zev and Martin Landau plays Max, fellow residents in an assisted-living complex. Max realizes they were both at Auschwitz. He is the brains and Zev is the…

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February 2020
£3 - £6

Henri Tajfel: Explorer of identity and difference

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Redland Green Bowling Club, Redland Green Road
Redland, BS6 7HE
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  Henri Tajfel was one of the most influential European social psychologists of the 20th century. Rupert Brown will trace his life from his birth in Poland in 1919, his time as a prisoner-of-war of the Germans in World War II, his post-war work with Jewish orphans in France and Belgium, and thence to his short but brilliant career as a social psychologist. Tajfel was interested in how and why groups see and treat each other in negative ways. He…

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My Polish Honeymoon

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scott Cinema, Bristol, Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
Bristol, Avon BS9 4HN United Kingdom
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France 2018, 88 mins, French with English subtitles Director Elise Otzenberger Packed with charm and laughter, this delightful comedy follows recently-married Parisian couple, Anna and Adam, as they head off on a belated honeymoon to Poland, leaving their baby in the hands of Anna’s parents. Whilst Anna hopes to find out something of her family’s history, Adam is more interested in having a few days alone with his wife. Immersed in a new but strangely familiar culture, they discover a…

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