'The Chosen Island'
Jews in Cuba have an elaborate history. They first arrived on the island to flee the Spanish Inquisition, and since then have assimilated, emigrated and endured. Through interviews with the Cuban Sephardic Jewish community, the film "The Chosen Island" takes viewers through the history and revival of the Cuban Jewish community. The film will have its Bay Area premiere at the JCC of the East Bay, followed by a talk by Maritza Corrales of Havana, an historian and authority on Cuban Jews.
4 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. Free. http://www.jcceastbay.org