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Join Project Shamash and No Silence on Race for a screening and discussion about "Periphery," a short film exploring the lives of multiracial and multiethnic Jews in Canada.
About the film:
Multiracial and multiethnic Jews have a long and rich history globally, and here in Ontario. Yet within our own Jewish community, there exists a lack of understanding of our ethnically diverse Jewish world. Through an exhibition of commissioned portraiture accompanied by a newly produced documentary film, No Silence on Race, in partnership with the Ontario Jewish Archives, explores the lives of multiracial and multiethnic Jews within the community. The project broadens our concept of Jewish identity that has historically privileged Ashkenazi Jewish culture and presents a call to action to the Canadian Jewish community about the need for greater education on Jewish ethnic diversity within the Jewish world both in Ontario and nationally.
"Periphery" illustrates the ways that Jewish people in Ontario, with intersecting social identities, negotiate a sense of place and recognition and reflect on what periphery means to them. This film bears witness to the rich ethno-racial diversity that exists within the Ontario Jewish community.
The director of the film is Sara Yacobi-Harris, the cinematographer is Marcus Armstrong, and the film features Nobu Adilman, Asha Allen-Silverstein, Ariella Daniels, Maxine Lee Ewaschuk, Devyani Saltzman, Daniel Sourani, Andre Sena, and Fabio Sena.