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Southbury Jewish Film Fest opens with “Fanny’s Journey”

SOUTHBURY – The Jewish Federation of Western CT Fifth Annual Jewish Film Series is set to open on Sunday, Sept. 17. The festival’s three films, listed below, will be screened at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Hotel, 522 Heritage Road in Southbury.

Sunday, Sept. 17 – Fanny’s Journey – In 1943, 13-year-old Fanny and her younger sister are sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. Suddenly, the children are left on their own and must manage to reach the Swiss border to freedom. Based on a true story.

Sunday, Oct. 1 – Doing Jewish – The story of the residents of a small Ghanaian community who learn that they have been practicing aspects of Judaism for centuries. The rich heritage and commitment of these community members links our ancient religion and questions arise concerning the future viability of this and other dispersed communities.

Sunday, Oct. 15 – The Women’s Balcony – An accident during a bar mitzvah leads to a conflict in an Orthodox community in Jerusalem in this rousing good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

Admission is $8 per film. Registration recommended. For information or reservations: (203) 267-3177 x340 or rsvp@jfed.net.

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