Screening & Discussion
Jalil Harooni is the first Iranian Jew who told the story of Iran from a Jewish point of view through his delicate seashell dioramas of Jewish prophets, Iranian Kings and poets, people and animals. Harooni’s art is a reflection of his life journey as a Jew who grew up in Iran during the Holocaust, lived through the Islamic Revolution in Iran and migrated to the United States after the Iran Iraq War.
Shirin Raban is an award-winning filmmaker and designer with over thirty years of experience. She is the creator of documentary films about Jewish Iranian Americans including, Between the Shells and The Fifth Question: Why Is This Passover Different. Shirin teaches history and practice of design communication at UCLA Extension California State University Northridge. She holds a Master's in Visual Anthropology from USC.
SHAI and Temple Israel of Great Neck proudly invite you to an evening of film and discussion. Join us for a screening of "Between the Shells," which celebrates the life of the late Long Island artist, Jalil Harooni. Following the screening, engage in a Q&A session with the award-winning film director, Shirin Raban.
Light refreshments will be provided. Don't miss this special event!
*Registration is required and not transferrable. You might be required to provide IDs. Large bags will not be allowed. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.