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Jewish Experience Series: Two Short Films on the Israeli Experience

November 13, 2012
6:00 PM
Location: MNS 200
  • Open to the Public

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, Two Short Films on the Israeli Experience
6:00 p.m.
Location: Marine and Natural Science Building 200
with Professor (adjunct) George Marshall, who is also the Executive Director of FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Sponsored by the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation

The Other Side (2011). A simple soccer ball sparks an unusual friendship between two young boys on either side of the Israeli and Palestinian separation wall. Can this wordless and gaze-free relationship overcome the wall's towering presence?

Beyond the Boundaries (2011). Four disabled Israeli veteran soldiers are part of a group invited to Aspen, CO, to participate in the program Golshim L'Chaim-Ski To Live. The short film reveals how the soldiers are transformed by their experience of learning to ski. The program was started in 2008 by Rabbi Mendel Mintz of the Chabad Jewish Community Center and is supported entirely by donations from the local community.

ABOUT THE 2012 FILM/SPEAKER SERIES ON THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY, Tuesday, November 13 through Sunday, November 18

This series explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel and of the Holocaust through three recent films (2011 and 2012 short and documentary films). The series culminates with a talk by Professor Jeffrey Shandler of Rutgers University, who will examine how the Holocaust has been viewed on American television from the 1950s through the mid-1990. This series has been made possible through a partnership with FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival and sponsored by the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation and the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation, and the Roger Williams University Department of Communication, Hillel, and Spiritual Life Program.