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The People of the Book

The People of the Book

| 28 min

This short documentary explores the realities of Canadian Jews dwelling in smaller urban centers. Filmed in the northern Ontario towns of Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay, The People of the Book provides insight into the ancient pattern of ceremony and belief practiced in the synagogue and shows the efforts of Jewish communities to perpetuate their culture and traditions.

  • director
    Felix Lazarus
  • writer
    Felix Lazarus
  • producer
    Roger Blais
  • executive producer
    David Bairstow
  • photography
    David De Volpi
  • sound
    Claude Delorme
  • editing
    David Mayerovitch
  • sound editing
    André Galbrand
  • sound mix
    Jean-Pierre Joutel


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