This movie is the story of an astonishing collection of ancient manuscripts–hidden for centuries in an Egyptian synagogue–and their remarkable odyssey to the modern world. It is a tale of adventure and discovery by pioneering women and radical rabbis. Victorian photos and early film-reel scenes combine with modern animations and visual effects to reveal a rare, crumbling text for the first time. This remarkable film combines an adventure story with the historical gaze of scholars, curators, programmers, and novelists from across the globe. Film is 92 minutes.
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion by Gustavus faculty members Dr. Sam Kessler, Dr. Fuad Naeem, Dr. Eric Carlson, and Dr. Greg Kaster.
Sponsored by Bonnier Chair, Department of Religion, Gustavus Adolphus College; Nicollet County Historical Society; and Community & Family Education.