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‘Ziyara’ Director Simone Bitton Looks for Morocco’s Forgotten Jewish Heritage

Simone Bitton, a Paris-based, French-Moroccan director whose work has primarily concentrated on the history and cultures of North Africa and the Middle East, makes her debut in the Masters section at IDFA—arguably the most prestigious of the documentary festival’s strands—with the world premiere of “Ziyara.” Bitton herself has mixed feelings about the accolade, as she […]

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