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Author Goldberg, Ilana.

Title Makolet : a middle eastern grocery in Brooklyn / by Ilana Goldberg
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (25 min.)
Summary This upbeat documentary depicts the social space of a kosher Middle Eastern grocery store in the traditionally Sephardic section of Brooklyn. Serving the local Syrian Jewish clientele, it has now also become a kind of social headquarters for expatriate Israelis as well as other Middle Eastern customers. Impromptu interviews with customers reveal their nostalgia for other places and times, as well as their ambivalence about life in America. The vividly polyglot customers -- Hebrew, English, Syrian and Egyptian Arabic as well as snippets of other languages are heard -- paint a portrait of the complexities of multicultural life in a diaspora setting and the compromises necessary to forging a new identity in a new place. Of interest to classes in anthropology, Middle East and Jewish studies
Notes Originally released as DVD
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Audience For High School; College; Adult audiences
Notes This edition in English
Subject Grocery trade -- New York (State) -- New York.
Jews, Syrian -- New York (State) -- New York.
Kosher food industry -- New York (State) -- New York.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video