The Boulder Jewish Film Festival wrapped up a successful third annual run Sunday night with a screening of “The Dove Flyer,” a film about the Iraqi Jewish community’s expulsion from Iraq in 1950. Professor Shaul Gabbay, whose family was part of the Iraqi exodus, provided post-screening commentary, and Falafal King, owned by Israeli brothers whose families were also expelled from an Arab country, catered the pre-showing Middle Eastern meal.
On Thursday night, the BJFF screened “Above and Beyond,” a documentary about the American and other foreign pilots that started the Israeli Air Force in 1948. Producer Nancy Spielberg provided the post-screening talk-back, and the evening was in honor of the late George Lichter z”l, one of the pilots interviewed in the movie who had been a resident of Boulder for many years before his passing last summer. Many members of George’s family attended.
Here are pictures from Sunday night’s closing:
Here are pictures from Thursday night’s event: