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Mizrahi, Moshe
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Moshe Mizrahi was born into a Sephardic family in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1931. At the age of fifteen he moved to Palestine (later Israel). In 1958, he went to Paris to study cinematography. Since Israeli film-making hardly existed at that time, he stayed on in France and began his career as a director. Family background and culture soon made him realize that he should tell stories connected to Israel. In 1972, in Israel, he directed I Love You Rosa (Heb. Ani Ohev Otakh Rosa). Over the next two decades Mizrahi divided his life between Paris and Israel. He married director/actress Michal Bat Ad…

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Elon Goitein, “Mizrahi, Moshe”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0015520>
First published online: 2010

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