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"1506:The Lisbon Genocide" Film Discussion

A compelling and historically significant docudrama, "1506 – The Lisbon Genocide", explores the largely untold story of the massacre of New Christians in Lisbon during the year 1506, an event of profound historical and cultural impact.

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"1506:The Lisbon Genocide" Film Discussion
"1506:The Lisbon Genocide" Film Discussion

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May 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Online discussion

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A compelling and historically significant docudrama, "1506 – The Lisbon  Genocide", explores the largely untold story of the massacre of New  Christians in Lisbon during the year 1506, an event of profound  historical and cultural impact. This docudrama offers deep educational  insights into a critical moment in history with themes of tolerance,  persecution, and resilience that resonate with contemporary societal  issues, making the documentary timely and thought-provoking. 

Watch the film at home and join us for a discussion with producer Dara Jeffries and Reconectar president Ashley Perry!  

About Dara: Dara  Jeffries is the Vice-President of the Jewish Community of Oporto, of  which she has been a member since she was a child. She is also a  representative of the Community with respect to its cultural endeavors  internationally and has spoken at International Film Festivals and  conferences about the Community’s films, museums and educational  programs. Dara holds a Masters in languages from Oxford University, a  Portuguese Law degree and a US Law degree, and is a practicing  attorney. Dara and her husband Dale, a retired musician and  professor, have two grown sons, and split their time between Portugal  and Miami.  

About Ashley: Ashley Perry (Perez) is an international  strategic, communications consultant and election campaign adviser to  international leaders, governments, companies, organizations, and  individuals in a variety of fields and arenas at the highest levels  globally, helping his clients win elections and successfully navigate  political, business and reputational campaigns.  He is President  of Reconectar, an organization that seeks to reconnect with the over 200  million descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities, and  former Director of the Knesset Caucus for Reconnection with the  Descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities.

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