Jewish Film Festival 2010 - Special AJC Programs



The magic of the movies makes film a powerful medium to serve AJC’s larger goal — by deepening ties among American Jews, Israelis and Jewish communities, big and small, around the world.  Join AJC for the following special evenings when we welcome high level AJC guests:

Tuesday, March 29th, 7:30 pm - "Precious Life"
The film is the story of Mohammad Abu Mustaffa, a four-month-old Palestinian boy from Gaza who was born without an immune system and requires a bone marrow transplant, which can only be done in an Israeli hospital.  A desperate plea from his doctor leads Israeli journalist Shlomi Eldar to document this complex and touching story of Israeli and Palestinian doctors’ attempt to save Mohammad’s life. 
      Q&A: Gary Rosenblatt and Kenneth Bandler with RECEPTION
      Gary Rosenblatt is editor/publisher of The Jewish Week. Kenneth Bandler is the AJC Director
      of Communications.

Thursday, March 31st, 7:30 p.m.
"Hidden Children" – With their parents rounded up in occupied France and transported to concentration camps, the Finaly brothers, aged two and three, are sheltered by Antoinette Brun, a deeply religious French Catholic woman.  Once the war ends, Madame Brun refuses to comply with their parents’ wishes to turn the children over to an aunt in Palestine
      Q&A: Dr. Elena Procario-Foley and Rabbi Noam Marans with RECEPTION 
Dr. Elena Procario-Foley is the Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies at Iona College.
Rabbi Noam Marans is the AJC Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations.

Monday, April 4th, 7:30 p.m.
"La Rafle” - The true story of the round up of more than 13,000 Jews including 4,000 children in the summer of 1942 in France.  
Q&A: David Harris, with RECEPTION
      David Harris has been Executive Director of AJC since 1990.

Wednesday, April 6th , 7:30 p.m.
"100 Voices" - A compelling and moving musical documentary that uniquely tells the history of Jewish culture in Poland.  It follows the performance tour of 100 famed cantors through Poland's darkest corridors, while excavating a portrait of Jewish music during the 1910s and '20s — a time when chazanim record sales could rival that of Enrico Caruso. 
 Q&A: Cantor Jack Mendelson and Rabbi Randall Brown with JBFC Executive
 Steve Apkon. 
       Cantor Mendelson, from Temple Israel Center of White Plains, is a celebrated practitioner of 
      Jewish liturgical music and is featured in A Cantor’s Tale. Rabbi Brown joined AJC in 2007 as
      the Assistant Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations in the Los Angeles

       Cantor Mendelson will perform after the discussion.

 Wednesday, April 13h , 7:30 p.m.
“The Last Survivor” presents the stories of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities – the Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo – focusing on the commonalities that bind them both as survivors and, more broadly, as human beings.
Q&A: Robert Goodkind, Jacqueline Murekatete and filmmaker Michael Kleiman
      with RECEPTION 
Robert Goodkind is a past National President of AJC and Chairman of AJC’s Blaustein
      Institute for Human Rights.  Jacqueline Murekatete is survivor of the Rwandan genocide and is
      profiled in the film.  She is the founder of Jacqueline's Human Rights Corner, which aims
help genocide survivors and victims rebuild their lives.


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