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Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria
Like many young men and women growing up in Nigeria, Shmuel consistently heard that the Igbo people were Jews. Yet, two centuries of Christian Colonialism prevented him and many other Igbo from exploring that connection further.

When an Internet café opens in his town, Shmuel begins by comparing Igbo traditions with Hebrew traditions. What he found starts him on a journey that eventually leads him to a community of thousands of Igbo Jews. Yet, despite the Igbo Jews' passionate commitment to Judaism they are often met with outside scorn, family rejection and violence.

In a devoutly religious country, with an Igbo population of 25 million, the movement has the potential to re-define Judaism. It also raises questions of identity for countless African-Americans, many who were once Igbo.


Directed by Jeff L. Lieberman

Running Time - 1:33
Genre - Documentary
Opened in Theaters - Friday, December 13th, 2013

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