The Length of the Alphabet
May 9th at 4:15 pm — Famous Players Canada Square Cinema
May 11th at 3:00pm — Koffler House
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Order of Canada (1983) recipient Naim Kattan considers language, place and home to be the three pillars of his life and work. Director Joe Balass presents a touching portrait of the Iraqi-Jewish Francophone Canadian author of over 50 books, from his youth in Baghdad, his studies in France and his move to Montreal in the 1950s where he flourished. Founder of the first Jewish newsletter in French, Kattan forged connections between Montreal's Jewish and Francophone communities. This moving film is the final installment of Joe Balass's trilogy of films on the Jews of Iraq, all of which are screening at this year's TJFF.
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Co – sponsored by Be'chol Lashon