The New York International Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, the first festival dedicated to showcasing international films with distinctly Sephardic themes, celebrates ten years of cinematic explorations of Sephardic Jewry presented in a weeklong series of screenings, panel discussions, and events. The festival, co-sponsored by the Yeshiva University Museum and the Manhattan JCC, will take place from February 2 to 8 with screenings at the Center for Jewish History and one screening at the Manhattan JCC. The opening night screening and reception will feature the award-winning film "Live and Become" by Radu Mihaileanu (Hebrew, French, and Amharic with English subtitles) about an Ethiopian boy airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp during 1984's Operation Moses. Adopted by a Moroccan family in Israel, the film follows Schlomo's conflicted journey into adulthood as he struggles with survival, a secret identity, and love. For more information, call (917) 606-8200. [Brian Brooks]