Film about Greek Jews of Kastoria at Seattle Jewish Film Festival

A film screening of Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria followed by a discussion and coffee klatsch will be held on March 11 at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. Photo: TNH File

SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Jewish Film Festival: “Trezoros” Sephardic Spotlight takes place on Sunday, March 11, 1- 3 pm at AMC Pacific Place 11, 600 Pine St #400, in Seattle. The screening will be followed by a discussion about the film and Kastoria, the coastal city renowned for its idyllic beauty that was once home to a harmonious and vibrant population of Jews and Christians.

Illuminating the moving, individual stories of the Greek Sephardic families forced from their homes when Nazis took control of the town, this carefully crafted documentary serves as a tribute and reminder of the many displaced communities forced out and afflicted by Nazi occupation.

Using never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with survivors scattered across the diaspora, Trezoros stitches together a compelling and affecting portrait of a unique and dynamic Jewish community.

The discussion with Professor Devin Naar of the Stroum Center’s Sephardic Studies Program, director Lawrence Russo, and Larry Confino, will be followed by a post-film Sephardic coffee klatsch (echar lashon) with coffee/tea and biscochos, included in ticket price.

More information about the film and purchasing tickets is available online at the Seattle Jewish Film Festival website: www.seattlejewishfilmfestival.org.