Film and Panel Discussion on Antisemitism
Shine A Light on Antisemitism is a North American initiative taking place during Chanukah to harness a communal expression of solidarity to call out and combat antisemitism.
France / Canada / Israel
Thursday, December 2 – Sunday, December 5
An exploration of antisemitism in France, from its origins in the Middle Ages to today, and how the situation in France speaks for its rise around the world.
Director Ilan Ziv (Six Days in June) examines how the depiction of “the Jew” in society has been used to stoke fear throughout France’s history and how political and social parties have relied on antisemitic tropes to jeopardize democracy.
Highlighted by Norm Wilner as one of his top 5 films at TJFF2020: “It’s not an easy watch – especially when Ziv digs into the way Jewish stories have been represented in the French media, all the way back to the Dreyfus Affair – but at this particular point in time, it’s a necessary one.”
Sunday December, 5th @ 7pm: Live Zoom Panel Discussion focusing on the current state of antisemitism in Canada, and its rise on university campuses.
- The Honourable Irwin Cotler is the Founder and Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism, member of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, Emeritus Professor of Law at McGill University, international human rights lawyer, and counsel to prisoners of conscience. He is a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and longtime Member of Parliament.
- Hezekiah O. Davies is a second-year student at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. He recently served as the President of the Students’ Law Society. As an ardent supporter of the Jewish Students’ Association at Windsor Law, Hezekiah has been an unrelenting critic of rising Antisemitism within his school. During his undergraduate studies, Hezekiah received the United Achievers Scholarship and was awarded the Larry McLarty Award for being a trailblazer in the Black community.
- Sadie-Rae Werner is a third-year student at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law and Co-President of the Jewish Students Association, where she is involved in advocating on behalf of students in the face of incidents of Antisemitism that arise on campus and in the classroom. Sadie is a StandWithUs Emerson Fellow, and the voice behind the Horse of a Different Colour newsletter on Substack.
- Moderated by Ron Levi, Distinguished Professor of Global Justice in the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, and the Associate Director, Academic, for the Munk School. His research focuses on crime, violence, and atrocities, and people’s everyday hopes for law and justice. He is the recipient of the Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize, and in 2017 was made Chevalier in l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Government.
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