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Panel Discussion: Egypt: A Love Song

Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 12 p.m.


An exhibition at the Jewish Museum, “Mood of the Moment: Gaby Aghion and the House of Chloé” on view from October 13 through February 18, 2024, focuses on the life and work of Gaby Aghion, an Egyptian Jewish woman from Alexandria, in Egypt, who left for Paris in 1945 at the age of 19, and, seven years later, founded Chloé, a luxury fashion house. In connection with the exhibition, we screened in October a film Egypt: A Love Song, a documentary about Jewish Arabic singer Souad Zaki, who became famous all over the Arab world.

On November 21 we are inviting you to hear the film director Iris Zaki, the filmmaker, Mohamed Alsiadi, a musician and musicologist, and the Director of Fordham’s Arabic program, and Alon Tam, a scholar of Jewish history and culture in modern Egypt, talk about the film, Souad Zaki, and the meaning of the film for our times.