Film Festival 5777
Brotherhood Sponsored Film Festival
The Sharps' War: Defying the Nazis
Sunday, March 26, 4 p.m.
A film by Ken Burns and and Artemis Joukowsky, tells the story of Rev. Waitsill and his wife Martha Sharp, an American couple from Massachusetts, and their courageous mission in 1939 to help refugees escape Nazi-occupied Europe. What began as a two-month commitment, became a two-year saga as the couple risks their lives so that hundreds can live in freedom. Waitsill and Martha Sharp are named at Yad Vashem as Righteous among the Nations, for their heroic actions in World War II. Artemis Joukowsky is their grandson and will be the Brotherhood guest speaker on Sunday, April 23. Mr. Joukowsky will be sharing his family’s experience and the impact it had on their lives.
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Greater New York Region sponsored Film Festival: "Ben-Gurion, Epilogue"
Sunday, April 30, 4:00 PM, Axelrod
About the film: In the depths of BGU's Ben-Gurion Archives, six hours of interview footage was discovered of one of modern history’s greatest leaders – David Ben-Gurion. It is 1968, and he is 82 years old, five years before his death. He lives in his secluded home in the desert, removed from all political discourse, allowing him a hindsight perspective on the Zionist enterprise. His introspective soul searching provides a surprising vision for today’s crucial decisions and the future of Israel.
Introduction and Q&A with Yariv Mozer, Director with special guest Alon Ben-Gurion. As the grandson of Israel’s first prime minister, Alon shares personal stories and recollections of his grandfather, David Ben-Gurion.
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