MSU Israeli Film Festival - Film: Shattered Rhymes

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Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


The Tenth Annual MSU Israeli Film Festival
Hosted by the MSU Jewish Studies Program
Sunday and Monday, March 22–23, 2015
Wells Hall B-122

Date: Monday, 23 Mar 2015 
Location: Wells Hall B122
Free and Open to the Public

Shattered Rhymes (2014)  Director: Sami Shalom Chetrit
67 minutes. Hebrew and Arabic, with English subtitles.
"This documentary film is a portrait of the blind Israeli poet Erez Bitton, who as a young child in 1948 was forced to emigrate from Morocco with his family. Shattered Rhymes tells the collective story of Moroccan Jews in Israel through Bitton's groundbreaking poetry and his life's milestones over the past 65 years. Bitton's personal story includes the life-altering tragic event and journey since the moment he lost his eyesight at the age of 11. His blindness has afforded him a unique window on to Israel's society, culture, and politics. Shattered Rhymes is a celebration of beautiful cinematography, Moroccan music, and exciting poetry."
The screening will feature an introduction and Q & A session with director Sami Shalom Chetrit, renowned Moroccan-born Israeli poet, author, and film maker.

For More Information about the MSU Israeli Film Festival, please click here.

Film Festival co-sponsors:
Asian Studies Center, College of Arts and Letters, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Department of English, Department of Linguistics & Languages, Greater Lansing Jewish Welfare Federation, Hadassah—the Women's Zionist Organization of America (Lansing Chapter), Hillel Student Center, James Madison College, Kehillat Israel Congregation, and the Muslim Studies Program.

Questions? Contact MSU Jewish Studies at
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