Turn Left at the End of the World (Sof ha-’olam smola) (2004)

Directed by Avi Nesher, 110 min
Depth of Field Film + Video
Film poster for Turn Left at the End of the World
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

Turn Left at the End of the World (Sof ha-’olam smola) is the tale of a group of families who immigrate from India to Israel in the late 1960s, seeking a better life in what they believe to be the first outpost of the West in Asia. Instead they are sent to a new settlement, in the middle of the desert, populated mostly by Moroccan Jews. An inevitable cultural clash takes place between the Indians who consider themselves British and the Moroccans who see themselves as French.

Presented by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and the Townsend Center for the Humanities as part of the Depth of Field 2015-2016 Seminar Series: Sephardic Identities on Screen.