After Exodus: Films of the Black Jewish Diaspora
The series is curated by Richard Pena and Alla Verlotsky
From the time of King Solomon through the formation of the state of Israel, Africans and Jews have been vital players in each other's stories. From the homeless Israeli immigrants to American reggae music, from Senegalese traditions to African-Americans embracing Judaism, "After Exodus" is a stunningly varied feast, each offering an attempt to find common ground.
"After Exodus: Films of the Black Jewish Diaspora" is an attempt to explore common histories of both Black and Jewish Diasporas. Diasporas that thrived through slavery, discrimination and persecution, and to suggest new ways of looking at cross-cultural and multi-ethnic relationships and ethnic understanding.