‘From Cairo to the Cloud’ Screening

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From Cairo to the Cloud Documentary will be available at 8:00 PM January 23 until 8:00 PM, January 24, 2021.

Instructions to view film can be found HERE.

The Jewish Federation of NEPA proudly presents a complimentary, virtual screening of the award winning documentary: FROM CAIRO TO THE CLOUD ; the story of an astonishing collection of ancient manuscripts hidden for centuries in a Cairo synagogue, and their remarkable odyssey to the modern world.

In 1896, Solomon Schechter entered the sacred storeroom of an ancient synagogue in Cairo and discovered a vast treasure trove of manuscripts that revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated a thousand years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world.

An accidental archive of more than half a million documents, the Cairo Geniza reveals the richness of Judeo-Arabic culture and reflects periods of relative religious co-existence nearly unimaginable today.

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About the Film

From Cairo to the Cloud – The World of the Cairo Geniza

From Cairo to the Cloud – The World of the Cairo Geniza tells the story of an astonishing collection of ancient manuscripts hidden for centuries in a Cairo synagogue, and their remarkable odyssey to the modern world.

The Cairo Geniza revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated a thousand years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world. An accidental archive of more than half a million documents, the Cairo Geniza reveals the richness of Judeo-Arabic culture and reflects periods of relative religious co- existence nearly unimaginable today.

Michelle Paymar

From Cairo to the Cloud was produced, directed, and filmed by award-winning filmmaker, Michelle Paymar. Her independent work has screened at festivals around the world and she has extensive credits as a director and writer of documentary and non-fiction television programs for NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, CBC, MTV, Travel, Discovery, History, and other major broadcasters.

She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Directing from the American Film Institute and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley.