Q&A: Yaron Lapid – Film & Photography

In the run up to One Lost Stone, launching Sunday 5th July online, we will be posting Q&As with the team behind Discovering and Documenting England’s Lost Jews, the project celebrating Sephardi heritage and culture in English history, sharing their highlights, discoveries, personal journeys and more. We interviewed Yaron Lapid, who documents the project.

What is your role in The Lost Jews?
I am part of the media team that documents Discovering and Documenting England’s Lost Jews.

What excites you about this project?
Original ideas and reaction to our findings are brainstormed over heated discussions between the creative team (now over video conference calls), there is never a dull moment.

What has surprised you in this project?
Although it is anchored firmly in history and culture, this project has no road map, shapeshifting with stories of Sephardi history as they are uncovered. For me, this is a source of constant surprise and excitement.

What have been your highlight so far?
For me, there is no one highlight moment. Instead, I am fascinated by how new stories of Sephardi history and culture are introduced and stimulate further ideas and discussion.

What are you looking forward to the most in One Lost Stone?
I am very curious to see the work Lost Jews’ Thomas [Kampe] is going to get the actors and performers to create in One Lost Stone. This is a big challenge with the distance we all have to maintain from each other, but sometimes constrains are a constructive challenge for creatives.

See more about Yaron Lapid and the Lost Jews team here.

See Yaron’s website here.

Find out more about One Lost Stone here, launching on Sunday 5th July online.