Shalom Putti

Director: TamA!s Wormser | Canada / Uganda | 2022 | Documentary |A English / Luganda /A Gwere / Hebrew / English Subtitles | 90 min

Venue: Golden Scene Cinema
Screening: Sunday, 13 November, 12:15pm


A little-known Jewish community in rural Uganda dreams of reaching the Promised Land through their devoted practice of Judaism. When they encounter a group of Orthodox Israeli rabbis, including the charismatic Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, everyone is destined to be transformed. Director TamA!s Wormser documents the extraordinary encounter over seven years, crafting a nuanced and visually arresting documentary, while reflecting on wealth, identity, religion, Israelas place in the Jewish community and the long shadow of African colonialism.


SUPPORTED by Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong