Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo GenizaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The 20th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival
Screening 7:00pm – 8:35pm
Director: Michelle Paymar| Canada | 2018 | Documentary | English | 92 min
“From Cairo to the Cloud” tells the gripping story of the discovery and significance of the Cairo Geniza, a vast treasure trove of manuscripts hidden for centuries in the “geniza,” or sacred storeroom, of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo. The Cairo Geniza is the largest cache of Jewish history ever found, illuminating over a thousand years of Jewish, Christian and Moslem life in the heart of the Islamic world.
Supported by The Consulate General of Canada Hong Kong
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty