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A True Story of Muslim-Jewish Friendship & Survival: ‘Sevap/Mitzvah’

Hosted By: Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

Sabina Vajrača’s award-winning short film “Sevap/Mitzvah” (2023) explores the incredible true story of a Muslim and Jewish friend duo who save one another’s lives — first during World War II, then during the 1990 siege of Sarajevo.

With this $10 ticket, you’ll get access to the short film and a live Q&A session with Vajrača on April 2 that will dive into her real-life inspiration, her process, future projects and more.

Bring questions and comments to the heart-warming conversation that you won’t want to miss!

About the director:
Sabina Vajrača is a Bosnian film director, screenwriter and producer. Her debut film, “Back to Bosnia” (2005), focused on the difficult experiences of refugees who attempt to return to their countries of origin and reclaim their property. “Sevap/Mitzvah” is her fourth film.

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Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) is the definitive, trusted global source of news and analysis on issues of Jewish interest and concern.  Our reporting reflects the wide spectrum of religious, political and cultural identity that exists among Jews today. With correspondents in New York, Washington, Israel, Europe and cities around the globe, JTA provides extensive coverage of political, economic and social developments affecting Jews all over the world. JTA reporting also shines a spotlight on the cultural happenings, influential thinkers and leaders and milestone events defining the Jewish experience today.
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