Documentary: The Lost Crown and Q&A with the director Avi Dabach

Date: 2/5 – 4/5

2/5 – 4/5: Watching the documentary on your own
4/5 19:00 – 20:00: Q&A with the director Avi Dabach.
Format: ONLINE on ZOOM


‘The Lost Crown’ by Avi Dabach

Maor Oz – lecturer of ‘Arab Jews: What’s in a Name? Their Histories and Cultural Practices’ at Paideia Folkhögskola— invites everyone to watch the documentary The Lost Crown, and to participate in a Q&A with film director Avi Dabach.

About the movie:
Revered as the oldest complete copy of the Jewish Bible in the world, the Aleppo Codex was protected by the Syrian Jewish community of Aleppo for over 500 years, and was entered into the UNESCO “Memory of the World” register in 2015. The relationship between the Codex and the Aleppan Jews is long and deep, filled with mystery, mysticism, and a fierce bond that was threatened in 1947. When anti-Jewish rioters attacked the synagogue in which The Crown (as it is affectionately called) was housed, community members saved the book, never to be seen in its wholeness again.
Director Avi Dabach follows the mysterious and rumoured path that the Crown was believed to take from Syria to Israel, being led by clues about its disappearance that take him on a journey of Biblical proportions.

About the director, Avi Dabach:
Graduate with distinction of the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem, Dabach is a film director, writer and curator, who has produced and directed over 20 films and videos, including the documentary ‘The Last Zionist’ (2011) and most recently directed the documentary film & interactive cross-media project, ‘The Lost Crown’.
As a curator, he has managed and curated the Musrara Collection project, a visual on-line archive about the historic events of the Black Panthers in Israel. The project won the prize of the ministry of culture in 2013, and presented three exhibitions.
Dabach is currently working on a virtual reality immersive experience on the Great Synagogue of Aleppo that will be opening soon in Israel.

Free entrance.
The event is held in English.

The event is organized by Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden & Paideia folkhögskola and supported by Kulturrådet.

Registration is obligatory till the 1st May 2022.
The link to the meeting will be distributed only to registered participants.