Spring 2010 Film Series
Wednesdays at 5:30pm
Pizza will be served during screenings
Movie Schedule – Spring 2010
January 27th – “The Battle of Durban II” (2009) (Video of Post-Screening Discussion)
With Introductions by:
Director/Producer/Writer: Rory O’Conner
Producer/Writer: Gerald Barad
Supervising Producer: Eric Forman
February 17th – “Defamation” (2009)
Director/Writer: Yoav Shamir
Many leading intellectuals and scholars see “Defamation,” the film that assess antisemitism, as a tool that contributes to more misunderstanding and even promotion of antisemitic stereotypes. Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative – and at times irreverent – quest to answer the question, “What is Antisemitism today?” Come watch and discuss the film with YIISA’s in-house experts. Click here for the trailer.
March 3rd – “The Forgotten Refugees”
A flim about the mass exodus of Jews from Arab countries in the 20th Century.
Produced by The David Project and IsraTV
Executive Producer: Ralph Avi Goldwasser
Director: Michael Grynszpan
April 7th – “La Haine” (English: The Hate) (1995)
Director/Writer: Mathieu Kassovitz
The film follows three young men and their time spent in the French suburban “ghetto,” over a span of twenty-four hours. Vinz, a Jew, Saïd, an Arab, and Hubert, a black boxer, have grown up in these French suburbs where high levels of diversity coupled with the racist and oppressive police force have raised tensions to a critical breaking point. During the riots that took place a night before, a police officer lost his handgun in the ensuing madness, only to leave it for Vinz to find. Now, with a newfound means to gain the respect he deserves, Vinz vows to kill a cop if his friend Abdel dies in the hospital, due to the beating he received while in police custody. Click here for trailer.
April 21st – Segments of “Shoah” (1985)
Director: Claude Lanzmann
This 9 1/2 hour documentary of the Holocaust interviews survivors, witnesses, and ex-Nazis to give a horrifying portrait of the events of Nazi genocide. The film shows the antisemitism that caused 6 million Jews to die in the Holocaust is still alive in many people that still live in Germany, Poland, and elsewhere. Click here for trailer.