LA Jewish Film Festival presents a virtual Premiere of SHARED LEGACIES: The African American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance, with webinar Q&A
LA Jewish Film Festival/Jewish Journal is proud to present the first virtual film in the "Courageous Conversations Series"
LA Premiere of "SHARED LEGACIES: The African American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance," directed by Dr. Shari Rogers
Location - Stream in your home/anywhere
- View the extraordinary film between August 23 - 26, 2020 online.
- With your confirmation of this ticket will be the link and password to stream the film. The streaming period will begin at 12:01 am on Aug 23 and end at 11:59 pm on Aug 26.
One link per one-time household view.
- Zoom Webinar Q&A will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm PDT (9pm EDT)
The link to register to join the zoom webinar will come in your confirmation receipt, too! BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR.
Don't miss this dynamic panel with rare appearances by:
LOU GOSSETT JR., actor/activist, founder of Eracism Fdn.
GINA BELAFONTE, activist/Exec. Dir SANKOFA, daughter of Harry Belafonte
DR. CLARENCE B. JONES, Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal counsel, speechwriter and confidant
DR. SUSANNAH HESCHEL, Distinguished Professor, daughter of Abraham Joshua Heschel
SHERRY FRANK, co-founder of the Black-Jewish Coalition with US Rep. John Lewis
DR. SHARI ROGERS, the film's director and founder of Spill the Honey
moderated by DR. MICHAEL BERENBAUM, the film's historical consultant
Synopsis: SHARED LEGACIES looks at the historic alliance between Blacks and Jews. It begins with the founding of the NAACP in 1909 and showcases the bigotry and segregation that both groups have faced. There are narrations and testimonies from Holocaust survivors, leaders, and advocates such as U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Rev. C.T. Vivian, Dr. Clarence B. Jones, actor/activist Harry Belafonte and daughter Gina Belafonte, Dr. Susannah Heschel, daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, members of the King family, and many others. SHARED LEGACIES contends with issues of antisemitism and systemic racism that engulf us in the current national crisis and pursues the aspiration of Dr. King to create a coalition of conscience.
Documentary (a work in progress) | 95 min | USA | 2020
Courtesy of Spill the Honey and Menemsha Films
In partnership with AJC LA, Jews United for Democracy & Justice, Eracism Foundation and Lake Arrowhead FF
**Make sure your device is capable and ready for streaming the film on vimeo and zoom webinar.
Online Virtually (View)
Los Angeles, CA 90010