"Galoot" Film Screening

Mar 4, 2024, 4:30 pm6:30 pm



Event Description

Join the Program in Judaic Studies and Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim for a free screening of Asher Tlalim's 2003 personal documentary "Galoot" on Monday, March 4.

In the critically acclaimed "Galoot" ("Exile" in Hebrew, 2003) Moroccan-Israeli filmmaker Asher Tlalim finds himself in London. Away from home, he reflects on Israel/Palestine anew. An intimate saga told through compassionate portraits of his loved ones – his wife, his children, and Israeli, Palestinian and British friends in London – "Galoot" touches the seeds of the pain, and the heart of the tragedies that have been, and continue to play out on the political stage. An epic yet intimate journey that goes to Poland, Palestine, Morocco and England, "Galoot" considers the condition of exile, and asks: What are its heartbreaks? What are its insights?

Read a review of "Galoot" in Variety, and learn about Tlalim's life in The Guardian.

Open to the public.


Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim is a Reader in the Department of History at Goldsmiths, University of London. Currently the Willis F. Doney Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, she is at work on the Hebrew Book of Asaf (a.k.a. Sefer Re’fuot, Book of Medicines), an important piece in the great puzzle of Eurasian history of medicine, and history of science more broadly. She is the widow of filmmaker Asher Tlalim.


Program in Judaic Studies
Margo Bresnen