“El Ultimo Sefardi”

A film made in 2004 originally for Spanish television, “El Ultimo Sefardi” is a documentary tracing the story of Sephardic Jews from the time of their expulsion from Spain. In Spanish and Ladino with Spanish subtitles (although I have read that there is a version with English subtitles), the film follows a young man, Eliezer Papo, born in Sarajevo, now an attorney, novelist, and rabbi living and teaching Ladino at Ben Gurion University in Israel, as he travels to the various countries the Sephardim traveled to and lived in. Part travelogue, part documentary….even if you do not know Spanish, enjoy the music and the sights. Runs approximately 1.5 hours.

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