Between Two Worlds: The American Jewish Culture Wars
Film screening followed by discussion
Wednesday, November 09, 20117:30 PM
Young Hall, Room CS 24
Los Angeles, 90095
Film summary: Who speaks for a divided community at the crossroads? “Between Two Worlds” is a groundbreaking personal exploration of the community and family divisions that are redefining American Jewish identity and politics. The filmmakers own families are battlegrounds over loyalty to Israel, interpretations of the Holocaust, intermarriage, and a secret communist past. Filmed in the United States and Israel, this first person documentary begins with a near riot at a Jewish Film Festival in SanFrancisco, reveals the agonizing battle over divestment from Israel on a university campus, and shows the crackdown on dissent in Israel itself. “Between Two Worlds” has the exhilarating energy and fierce commitment of Jewish conversation itself.
Cost : Free and Open to the Public
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of History, J Street U