The Third Place

Dir. Nejemye Tenenbaum | 88 min
Documentary Mexico 2017 Spanish with English subtitles US Premiere

Thursday, May 38:30 PM Edlavitch DCJCC

Sunday, May 61:45 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

A hundred years after the establishment of the Syrian-Jewish community in Mexico City, its history is relived through a number of compelling and touching stories.

The journey depicts the evolution, achievements, and struggles of a minority group that grapples with integrating to the country that welcomed them, or preserving their religious-ethnic identity. All the while, the film explores the meaning of community life, along with its implicit advantages and drawbacks.

Screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Nejemye Tenenbaum.

Co-presented by Sephardic Heritage International DC (SHIN DC) Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, DC


Screenings followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Nejemye Tenenbaum.

Nejemye Tenenbaum was born in Mexico City in 1967. In 1991, he graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and immediately was hired as a cameraman in Israel’s Channel One. After his stay in Israel he shot more than thirty testimonies for Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Foundation and later formed his company, Documentalia Films, where he has directed and/or shot more than a hundred documentaries. Amongst them is the permanent exhibition at the Holocaust Museum in Mexico City, “Rabin, a Chant for Peace”, “In Abraham’s Footsteps”, The Secret Sabbat, “Infected Mushroom Mexican Tour”, and “The Virgin Mysteries” for Discovery Channel. In the narrative world, Nejemye wrote and directed the short film, “Absent Encounter”, shown in numerous international festivals. In 2016 he directed the avant-garde short film “Waltz of Sand” and in 2017 culminated his documentary feature “The Third Place”. Currently, Nejemye is post producing his documentary short film “One Word: Occupation” and is preparing two narrative features.






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This event finished on May 9, 2018.