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by Michale Boganim


Israeli society is marked by a taboo. That of the systematic discrimination against Jews from Arab countries on arriving in the Promised Land, a wound that has not healed to this day. In the 1970's, a movement inspired by the American Black Panthers emerged in the poor Musrara neighbourhood of Jerusalem, demanding basic rights for the so-called Mizrahim, Jews from North Africa and the Middle East. As she mourns her father, a member of this movement, Michale Boganim, a French-Israeli filmmaker, confronts her personal questions with History, setting off with her daughter to explore the past and meet several generations of Mizrahim. The film is a road movie in the forgotten lands of Israel's periphery and questions the notions of exile and inheritance.

international title: The Forgotten Ones
original title: Mizrahim, les oubliés de la Terre Promise
country: France
sales agent: Reservoir Docs
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Michale Boganim
film run: 93'
screenplay: Michale Boganim
cinematography by: Nathalie Durand
film editing: Pierre Deschamps
music: Joachim Mimouni
producer: Marie Balducchi
production: Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo, Bonne nouvelle production, Le Studio Orlando, Lama Films (IL)
distributor: Dulac Distribution
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