The Jews of Sudan - The Longest Kiss in History

Meretz UK and Spiro Ark are proud to present this film

  • Saturday evening, 7th December, 8 pm start (not as was published at JC!)
  • Hashomer House, 37a Broadhurst Gardens, NW6 3QT
  • Contributions: £10... with refreshments 
Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Frederique Cifuentes Morgan and consultant Lawrence Joffe

The Jews of Sudan - The Longest Kiss in History

Where the Blue and the White Nile meet is known as the longest kiss in history. This is where the story of the Jews in the Sudan starts with eight Jewish families living under Egyptian-Turkish rule before 1880. In 1977 a group of Jewish people, having fled persecution in the Sudan during the 60’s, organized a highly secret mission to transfer the buried remains in the Jewish cemetery and the Torah Scrolls from Khartoum to Jerusalem.
This film reveals the unusual journey of the sacred books from the Sudan to show how this most enigmatic community has kept its identity. In Frederique Cifuentes Morgan's outstanding film we witness history told by those that experienced it at firsthand. Jews of Sudan chronicles life under the Mahdi, the effect of British imperialism on the community and the eventual exile and deliberate obliteration of all signs of Judaism in the Sudan.

For a clip from the film, see here
See also this review by Sam Warshaw in Momentmag
And this link to our colleagues at Spiro Ark