Shalom everyone! The following is the official trailer for the 2016 documentary “Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana,” directed by Gabrielle Zilkha and produced by Jenn Mason. This documentary explores the small but vibrant Sefwi Jewish community of Ghana, who believe they are descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. This documentary was released in May 2016:
When Gabrielle Zilkha, a Canadian filmmaker working in Accra, Ghana, gets a call from her mother telling her that she’s found Jews for her to celebrate Rosh-Hashanah with, she sets off across the country to find the tiny but vibrant Sefwi Jewish community. Filming over the course of five years, Zilkha observes this small African Jewish community’s efforts to develop and strengthen its identity. She brings us along on her journey to better understand what it means to belong to the Jewish people and why some people’s Judaism is questioned while that of others is taken at face value.
“Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana” – Trailer (2016) – Gabrielle Zilkha/Jenn Mason
Video from Gabrielle Zilkha/VimeoÂ