"The Crypto Jews of Mashhad" features Esther Amini, author of Concealed: Memoir of a Jewish-Iranian Daughter Caught Between the Chador and America. Through the lens of Esther's family, the film introduces the distinctive history of the Jewish community of Mashhad, their communal resilience, solidarity, and modern example of navigating oppression while safeguarding their fragile Jewish identity.
"Rooted in Tehran" features Roya Hakakian, author of Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran. Through the lens of Roya's family, the film introduces Jewish life in Tehran in the Mid-Twentieth Century during a period of increased egalitarianism, opportunity, and optimism prior to Roya's migration to the United States in the wake of the Iranian Revolution.
"The Jews of Iran" is Project Mosaics' debut film series that brings our mission, vision, and approach to teaching Jewish history and culture to life.
We are collaborating with scholars, poets, memoirists, and artists to capture stories and create videos that are ready to plug and play in classrooms.
Stay tuned for resources about Jewish histories, cultures, arts, and identities from around the world.
Our first project focuses on Jews in Iran and the Iranian Jewish diaspora.
With your support, we will travel the world and bring the world of Jewish culture into your classroom.