A Russian Jewish WWII veteran and Palestinian teen form an unlikely friendship in the tragicomic Kaddish For A Friend . Growing up in a Lebanese refugee camp, 14-year-old Ali has learned to hate Jews before escaping with his family and relocating to public housing in Berlin. He tries to gain acceptance among his Arab peers by targeting an elderly Russian Jew, vandalizing the old man's apartment . Threatened with deportation, the teen is forced to apologize, sparking a feisty relationship with Alexander. Based on actual events and embodying the spirit of building bridges of understanding, Kaddish For A Friend unfolds with gritty realism and a light touch.
Rabbi Donald Kunstadt will introduce the film.
Laidlaw Performing Arts Center (View)
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688