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Synopsis: The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating, urgent call to action.
Common cause was found in the turbulent ‘60s Civil Rights era, as Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at racial equality and harmony. Yet, the relationship has frayed in recent years, as a once mighty bond of support and respect has seemingly faded, been forgotten or ignored.
Pivotal events come alive through a treasure trove of archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, including prominent Atlantans such as Congressman John Lewis, Amb. Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., members of the King family, and many others.
With divisive seeds of hate taking root anew in the American landscape, a new generation also affirms their pledge to actively promote the values of social justice. This potent, inspiring story of unity, empathy and partnership validates the ubiquity of the human experience, and how freedom and equality for all can be achieved only when people come together.
AVAILABLE TO SILICON VALLEY ONLY
FOR 48 HRS STARTING AUGUST 23rd AT 6:00 PM
OPENING NIGHT, Sponsored by Tina and Wayne Levenfeld.
After the screening, we will have panel discussion lead by Rabbi Dana Magat with the director of the film Shari Rogers, Lisa Weitzman Executive Director and Dr. Clarence Jones a former personal counsel, advisor, draft speech writer and close friend of Martin Luther King Jr.
The panel discussion’s recording will be available for viewing in the “Post Film Discussions ” section, located under the “2020 FEATURED FILMS” section, on the Home page.