Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The Jews Of Nigeria?

Documentary by New Yorker Jeff Lieberman 

About the Documentary:
RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria is a journey into the heart of Igboland and into the lives and
culture of the Igbo people. The film introduces the world to the many synagogues that dot the land, and a handful of passionate, committed, and diverse characters -- each striving to fulfill their historical legacy with few resources and unbeknownst to most of the world. Individual stories are woven together with key facets of history, tracing the Igbo from Biblical times up to the brutal 1960s Biafran War, which killed over 1 million Igbo. A wide range of American academics help detail this history, including shedding new light on the Igbo origins of thousands of slaves captured during the Atlantic Slave Trade and brought to American shores. The film delves into this history and travels to the southeast coast of Georgia, where locals still speak of the Igbo spirit alive and well at a riverbed called Ibo Landing.

Being an Igbo, I find this quite interesting and i'm looking forward to watching the full documentary.


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