Ladino in Seattle: Then and Now
In 1978, the acclaimed film Song of the Sephardi by David Raphael premiered in Seattle. The director decided to set the film—and premiere it—in Seattle because he wanted to capture the dynamic Sephardic culture, religion, and the Ladino language in all of its richness, and recognized Seattle as one of the best places to do so. Nearly forty years later, in honor of the Fourth International Ladino Day, we will revisit the Song of the Sephardi, reflect on the snapshot of Sephardic culture captured in the film, and follow the protagonists and the families featured in the film: Where are they now? And what is the present status of Sephardic culture and community in Seattle? Are there more verses to the Song of the Sephardi yet to be composed?
Please register for the event in advance at the Stroum Center website: jewishstudies.washington.edu…
International Ladino Day is made possible by the Lucie Benveniste Kavesh Endowed Fund for Sephardic Studies.