Victoria International Jewish Film Festival

Shared Legacies

Expired October 21, 2020 2:30 AM
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Film introduced by Will Banks.

The often forgotten story of the coalition and friendship between the Jewish and African-American communities during the Civil Rights Movement.

This documentary looks at the modern-day alliance between African Americans and Jewish Americans. 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, advocates, and prominent Atlantans such as U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, members of the King family, and many others.  U.S. Rep. John Lewis passed away in July, 2020.

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  • Runtime
    95 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Shari Rogers