Flory’s Flame Documentary
A compelling one-hour documentary about world-renowned Sephardic musician Flory Jagoda.
Flory’s Flame is a one-hour documentary weaving the life story of 90-year old Sephardic U.S. National Heritage Fellow musician Flory Jagoda with her 2013 Celebration Concert at the U.S. Library of Congress.
The combined personal and musical overviews showcase and intimate look at pre-Inquisition Spanish Jewish life. Raised in a musical household in Bosnia, her family roots go back centuries after the Jewish expulsion from Spain in 1492. As the sole surviving Altarac family member, with most of her family killed during World War II, Flory’s life mission has been to continue her family’s cultural legacy through their music. Her strength of spirit shines through her challenging but ultimately triumphant story.
Flory’s Flame connects this impactful music performed by Flory and 25 fellow musicians in the prestigious and inspiring Library of Congress Celebration.
The screening at 7 pm will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.