The Night of Fools

The Night of Fools

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JW3

Finchley Road

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NW3 6ET

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Harif, UK Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa

proudly presents the UK Premiere of

The Night of Fools (56 mins - 2014)

Followed by Q&A with the director, Rami Kimchi

This documentary film tells the story of "Operation Torch" - the code name for the American landing in French-ruled North Africa, and the central role in it played by the Algerian underground, which was almost entirely made up of Jews. With only 400 volunteers versus the Vichy garrison of 25,000 troops, the underground succeeded in taking control of Algiers for one night, before handing the city over the Americans, who arrive via an amphibious landing the next morning. Director Rami Kimchi, an Israeli culture critic and filmmaker, will be joining us from Israel to take the Q&A afterwards. Doors open 7:30 for 8 pm.

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