When you think of Jewish movie directors, you likely think of Hollywood. Did you know that Jews were some of the main leading forces behind the Arab film industry as well?
When you think of Jewish movie directors, you probably think of Hollywood, however, did you know that Jews were some of the main leading forces behind the Arab film industry?
Togo Mizrahi was one of the leading producers in Egyptian cinema in the 1930s and 1940s – and in the Arab film industry in general. Because he was Jewish, he sometimes acted under a Muslim stage name.
As we recently marked the departure and expulsion of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa, learn about Togo’s impressive career and why he was forced to flee to Italy in 1952.
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