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Film: The Broken Sound

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2017.

Spearheaded by Alan Bern of the band Brave Old World, the Other Europeans was a collaborative effort of fourteen lăutari (professional Roma musicians) and klezmer musicians from eight countries who came together to learn about and perform the interconnected musical traditions of the Jewish and Roma communities of Bessarabia. This documentary film, shot over two years in Moldova, Hungary, Israel, Germany, and the United States, follows the musicians as they explore Roma and Jewish musical traditions, develop relationships across national and cultural boundaries, and perform extraordinary music.

2012, 125 minutes, in English, German, Yiddish, and Romanian with English subtitles. The film will be shown in video projection.


# Sessions
Date & time

Thursday, June 15
7:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Jun 15 7:00 PM–8:30 PM Thu Jewish Community Library N/A


Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA 94115


The Library is located between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. There is a free and secure parking garage accessible from Pierce Street; buzz the intercom, announce that you’re coming to the Library, and the gate will go up. For more information call (415) 567-3327.