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Join the Seattle Jewish Film Festival for this year’s Sephardic Spotlight film, the 2019 documentary “The Final Hour,” directed by Ҫağlar Malli. The film will stream online from June 17 through June 19, 2020 as part of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival’s 2020 online programming.

About the film: Deniz Bensusan is a young Sephardic woman who has just come to the realization that her ancestral language, Ladino (also known as Judeo-Spanish), is on the verge of extinction. Alarmed by the imminent demise of her heritage, she embarks on a journey of discovery in an attempt to uncover the roots of her Sephardic culture, language, and traditions. She voyages across Europe through Turkey, Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Poland to visit sites where her relatives once lived and thrived.

Join producer Cem Kitapci, subject Deniz Bensusan, and UW Sephardic Studies Chair and Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies Devin Naar for a Zoom discussion of the film on June 21 at 1:00 p.m.

About Cem Kitapci: Cem Kitapci has been in film production for ten years and is the cofounder of Case Productions UK Ltd. He coproduced “The Final Hour” with Selim Kemahli.

Buy tickets and learn more on the Seattle Jewish Film Festival website.