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Trezoros: The Jews of Kastoria

  • Trezoros still4
  • Trezoros still2
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  • Directors Lawrence Russo and Larry Confino in attendance
  • UW Professor Devin Naar moderates

Screenings & Events


Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 01:00PM - 02:50PM |AMC Pacific Place 11

About the Film:

A coastal city renowned for its idyllic beauty, Kastoria was once home to a harmonious and vibrant population of Jews and Christians. Illuminating the moving, individual stories of the Greek Sephardic families forced from their homes when Nazis took control of the town, this carefully crafted documentary serves as a tribute and reminder of the many displaced communities forced out and afflicted by Nazi occupation. Using never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with survivors scattered across the diaspora, TREZOROS stitches together a compelling and affecting portrait of a unique and dynamic Jewish community.

Special Event: Post-film Sephardic coffee klatsch (echar lashon) with coffee/tea and biscochos. Included in ticket price. 

Guest Speakers:

Larry Confino co-director .... photo/bio coming soon

Lawrence Russo director-smLawrence Russo co-director & executive producer studied at NYU's film school, after working at New Line Cinema he joined a group of SUNY Purchase filmmakers to co-found the independent studio "The Shooting Gallery" (Laws of Gravity, Sling Blade). Russo also produced and directed the Emmy nomnated PBS short film showcase "ShortCuts" hosted by Louis CK.


Dr. Devin E. Naar is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor in Sephardic Studies, Assistant Professor of History, and faculty at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Naar graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis and received his Ph.D. in History at Stanford University. His forthcoming book with Stanford University Press, Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece, based on his prize-winning dissertation, explores the impact of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of modern Greece during the 19th and 20th centuries on the Jews of Salonica (Thessaloniki).



Film Details:

Director: Lawrence Russo, Larry Confino
Country: Greece/Israel/USA
Language: English and Greek w/subtitles
Running Time: 99m
Year: 2016
Genre: Drama
Official Website


  • Greek Jews
  • Sephardic Jews
  • World War II

Rating/Warning: Rec: 8+


Maureen and Joel Benoliel
Lela and Harley Franco
Event Sponsors: Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, Sholom Teas
Community PartnersCongregation Ezra BessarothSeattle Sephardic NetworkUW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and Sephardic Studies Program