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Exile: A Myth Unearthed Toronto theatrical engagement starts December 7 at Projection Booth East

Press release


Toronto, November 27, 2012 – Ilan Ziv's Exile: A Myth Unearthed, a documentary that examines the Jewish exile through the lenses of archaeology, history, myth and religion, screens at Toronto's Projection Booth East starting December 7, with the director in attendance via Skype for a Q&A on December 9. Produced by Amythos Media Inc., Alegria Productions and T.A.M.I. Productions in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the film will also be available in video-on-demand and download-to-own formats at NFB.ca starting January 29.

About the film

The exile of the Jews following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD has played a principal role in the Christian and Jewish traditions. But what if it never happened? That is the central question raised by Exile: A Myth Unearthed, which travels from Sepphoris to Masada, from Jerusalem to the catacombs of Rome in its investigation, and features interviews with leading historians and archaeologists such as Zeev Weiss and Seth Schwartz. The film also follows a group of tourists in Israel who hear the traditional interpretation of events such as the siege of Masada—an interpretation that stands in sharp contrast to recent evidence.

Exile: A Myth Unearthed (97 min) was directed by Ilan Ziv and produced by Amit Breur (Amythos Media Inc.), Serge Gordey (Alegria Productions), Colette Loumède (NFB) and Ilan Ziv (T.A.M.I. Productions).

Screening info:

Screens daily starting December 7.

Director Ilan Ziv in attendance for Skype Q&A on December 9.

Projection Booth East
1035 Gerrard Street East, Toronto

Screening times: projectionbooth.ca

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB's award-winning content can be seen at NFB.ca and on apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV. Canada's public producer and distributor since 1939, the NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 6 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.



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