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Zaguri Imperia (2014)

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Zaguri Imperia (2014)

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Monday, February 15
7 pm
Cost: Free
Zaguri Empire is an Israeli mystery comedy-drama. Avielwas born to a Moroccan Israeli family, but raised in an eastern European Israeli household and lifestyle. Can he bridge the cultural gaps?

Israel | 45 min episodes | Blu-ray | Maor Zaguri

Although born to a traditional Moroccan-Jewish (Sephardic) family, Aviel grew up living among and assimilating to his Eastern European (Ashkenazi) peers. He is now a captain in the IDF’s artillery Corps. Aviel is suddenly required to leave his current life to return home to the deathbed of his grandfather, Pinto. Although most of his family severed ties with Pinto due to difficult family relations, Aviel was the only family member who reestablished connection with the old man. Piinto had him swear that one day he will reopen his grandfathers once prosperous falafel stand and return it to its former glory, but Aviel has since forgotten that oath.

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Israel | 45 min episodes | Blu-ray | Maor Zaguri

Although born to a traditional Moroccan-Jewish (Sephardic) family, Aviel grew up living among and assimilating to his Eastern European (Ashkenazi) peers. He is now a captain in the IDF’s artillery Corps. Aviel is suddenly required to leave his current life to return home to the deathbed of his grandfather, Pinto. Although most of his family severed ties with Pinto due to difficult family relations, Aviel was the only family member who reestablished connection with the old man. Piinto had him swear that one day he will reopen his grandfathers once prosperous falafel stand and return it to its former glory, but Aviel has since forgotten that oath.

Watch the Trailer!

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