This film is about the little-known communities of Igbo people who are practicing Judaism throughout much of Nigeria and who believe they are continuing the traditions of their ancestors. Lieberman traveled to Africa with a rabbi to meet several of these communities and has transferred their stories, beliefs, traditions, and music into a feature length film. It premiered at the 92nd Street Y in New York City and has been screened at the Boston, Washington DC, Phoenix and Vancouver Jewish Film Festivals.
Jeff L. Lieberman, is a journalist, producer and documentary filmmaker. RE-EMERGING: "The Jews of Nigeria" is his first independent feature-length documentary film. He regularly produces documentary programming for Walt Disney Films, Showtime, and Entertainment Tonight. Lieberman's TV specials, news stories, and documentaries have appeared on CBS, HBO, CNN, FOX, and the Discovery Channel. Lieberman also directed, edited, and produced the hit viral election video, "Call your Zeyde". His series of programs that accompanied the Akeelah & the Bee DVD earned him the prestigious Telly Award in 2007.