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‘The Forgotten Ones’ Review: Michale Boganim’s Film Is A Personal Reflection On The Discrimination Of Mizrahi Jews [DOC NYC]

Retracing the route that her father took after leaving Morocco and emigrating to Israel in 1965, Michale Boganim’s hybridized documentary “The Forgotten Ones” works as both a personal recovery of Boganim’s father’s life and a larger investigation into the mistreatment of Mizrahi Jews – families and their descendants who emigrated from North Africa and the Middle East – at the hands of the Israeli government. Framed around the various stops that Boganim and her daughter visit – Yeruham, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Jerusalem, etc.

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Israel formally known as the State of Israel is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. The country contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's economic and technological center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, although the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem has only partial recognition.