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Black Jews: The roots of the Olive Tree / Juifs noirs, les racines de l�olivier


 Staff, Jewish Film Festivals
A fascinating exploration of African tribes with Jewish roots - in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Cameroon. Some claim to be descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes; others believe their ancestors were Jews who immigrated from Judea to Yemen. Far from a dry archeological account, the film focuses on the modern-day personal and institutional practice of Judaism throughout Africa, as well as of recent African immigrants in Israel.