The disappeared medina

‘The disappeared medina’ is a film about the provincial Jewish way of living before the Second World War, when there were Jewish communities all over the country, each with their own culture.

Through unique archive-footage, the film relives the ambiance of this lost world. The imagery is accompanied by stories of individuals who tell us what it was like from their own experience. They talk about where they used to live, their family, their daily life, their friends, the holidays and which role religion has played in their lives.

Director: Kiki Amsberg
Camera: Paul Cohen
Sound: Martijn van Haalen
Edited by: Jos Driessen
Production: Ottoline Rijks, Bernet Crucq
Producer: René Mendel