Monday, March 28, 2016

28-Mar-16: Upcoming premiere screenings (NYC, Washington) of an important documentary on terrorism and antisemitism

Inspired by the historian Walter Laqueur, "Watching the Moon at Night", a 90 minute creative documentary with a personal tone, looks at contemporary terrorism and antisemitism, their causes and consequences, around the globe.

Creative camerawork and the poetry of Nobel laureate Wislawa Szymborska are part of this exquisitely rendered cinematic essay. Filmed in six countries, "Watching the Moon at Night" focuses on the victims' experiences and juxtaposes them against the views of world experts in this field. The late French writer and philosopher André Glucksmann, the late historian of the Holocaust, Robert S. Wistrich, and the eminent historian Walter Laqueur are among the film's featured experts.

A production of  Sweden-based Kino Koszyk, and directed and written by Joanna Helander and Bo Persson, the film features the participation of Walter Laqueur, Dan Alon, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril, Lars Bergander, Juliette and Bronek Bergman, Vladimir Bukovsky, Guillaume Denoix de Saint Marc, Michael Gallagher, Konstanty Gebert, André Glucksmann, Ramin Jahanbegloo, Zuhdi Jasser, Anthony Julius, Cherifa Kheddar, Sergei Kovalev, Rapahel Mafouta, Arnold Roth, Clara Rojas, Hannah Rosenthal, Esther Saez-Gonzales, Anne Serner, Joanna Tokarska-Bakir, Robert S. Wistrich, Lidia Yusopova, and with the kind participation of Wisława Szymborska and Eighth Day Theatre

View the trailer here. Additional info and reviews at the official film website.

Premiere screening: New York City
  • Date: Monday, March 28, 2016 (tonight)
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
  • Hosts: YIVO Institute, and Yeshiva University Museum, American Sephardi Federation and Center for Jewish History
  • Post-screening: Discussion moderated by Jonathan Brent, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. With participation of filmmakers Bo Persson and Joanna Helander together with journalist/educator/author and friend of Daniel Pearl, Asra Nomani.
  • Tickets: $10 general; $7 members, seniors, students. To purchase tickets, click here
  • For more info, click here
Premiere screening: Washington DC
  • Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Where: The Newseum Documentary Theater, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Hosts: The National Endowment for Democracy in cooperation with The Newseum Institute and the Rabin Chair Forum of George Washington University
  • Tickets: Entry is free and open to the public but you must RSVP first [click here to register]
  • Post-screening: The film screening will be a followed by a panel discussion with Bo Persson (Film Maker); Jeffrey Herbst (Newseum President); Walter Reich (Yitzhak Rabin Professor of International Affairs, Ethics, and Human Behavior, GWU Elliott School of International Affairs); Bruce Hoffman (Professor and Director at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies)

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