This film about an expressive and intelligent 13-year old boy captures the cultural richness and social complexity of a Jewish boy's life in Tunsinia, North Africa. Based on the autobiographical novel by sociologist Albert Memmi.

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Doron Zvi
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Based on the autobiographical novel by sociologist Albert Memmi, this feature film captures the cultural richness and social complexity of a Jewish boy's life in Tunisia, North Africa. Alexander, age 13, is an expressive and intelligent boy who sensitively responds to conflicting pressures from surrounding French and Arab societies. A rare opportunity to see the unique customs of Jewish life in Tunisia, including Sabbath dinner and Alexander's bar mitzvah. Written by National Center for Jewish Film

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1979 (Israel)  »

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Pillar of Salt  »

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