The Lost Jews of Pakistan- Event

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The Lost Jews of Pakistan

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Cinema Village
22 E. 12th St
New York,NY,United States,
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Manhattan Film Expo
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Start Date
06/24/2024 05:00 PM
End Date
06/24/2024 07:00 PM

Our film centers around me (Zeineddine), a Muslim Pakistani-American teenager based in New York City. Last December, my family and I visited one of Karachi’s oldest graveyards located in a dangerous part of the city, not far from where the late Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered. I noticed that part of the cemetery looked like a wasteland with stray animals roaming. This was the “Jewish Section,” abandoned for over 40 years as the last Jews left Pakistan amidst rising anti-semitism and better economic opportunities overseas. Only two graves were visible amidst the messy foliage. Through interviews with me after the I came back to New York, we delve into the personal challenges, triumphs, and growth I experienced throughout this project. As the documentary unfolds, viewers will enjoy the before and after archival footage of the Jewish gravesite, with some shocking discoveries along the way. The Lost Jews of Pakistan is not just a story about a teenager revitalizing a gravesite; it’s a testament to the resilience and kindness that exists within us all. It captures the essence of human connection and community engagement as I was brave enough to foster a deal with the graveyard caretaker’s family to help me in this endeavor.
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