Roger Williams University will present two short films on the Jewish experience in the Holocaust and traveling to the Holy Land.
These films will be featured:
Reporting on the Times: The New York Times and the Holocaust (2012). Inspired by Laurel Leff's award-winning book Buried by The Times, this film explores how The New York Times handled reports of the Holocaust during World War II. It also explores why The Times, a Jewish-owned newspaper, buried more than 1,000 articles in its back pages.
A Universal Language (2013). What do you get when you pack six of Canada’s top comics into a mini-van, and you take them across the Holy Land? Canadian comic Mark Breslin, along with six fellow top comics, travel to the Holy Land on a cultural exchange journey, bringing Canadian comedy to Israel and the Palestinian Territories for Jews and Arabs. Along the way they meet with local Palestinian and Israeli comics, and they try to bridge years of conflict through a common ground every individual has, the power of laughter.
This is a merit point program. Visit the series website at http://www.film-festival.org/RovingEye_JewishExperience.php for more information. Click here for free ticketing.
This series has been made possible through a partnership with FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival and is sponsored by the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation, and the Roger Williams University Department of Communication, Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Robert Eisinger, Associate Dean Roberta Adams, the Film Production Club, Hillel and Spiritual Life Program.