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Nigeria's 'Igbo Jews' on film

We often hear about Nigeria's Christian and Muslim communities and the tensions between them, but not many people know about a tiny Igbo Jewish community.

Former Christians, these converts to Judaism say they have returned to their rightful religion as the Igbo people are, they say, descendants of one of the 12 lost tribes of Israel.

A new film has been made about this community and was shown recently at a film festival in New York City. Leslie Goffe reports.

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  • 14 Dec
  • From the section Africa