Thursday, 26 January, 2017
The film showing is in commemoration of the International Hololcaust Remembrance Day and the 72nd Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Death Camp.
Gloria Z. Greenfield, honorary artist in residence at the University of Tennessee, is the filmmaker of this 2011 film which won the Platinum Remi Winner award at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival in 2012. Her feature-length documentary film credits include The Case for Israel - Democracy’s Outpost (2008), Unmasked Judeophobia (2011), Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation (2014), and the forthcoming Crumbling Towers: Subverting the Western Mind (2017). Greenfield’s documentary short film credits include Chazak, Chazak, v’Nitchazek: Bold Ideas From Three Leaders (2010) and The Louis D. Brandeis Center: For Human Rights Under Law (2013).
Greenfield and Kenneth Marcus, former director of the United State Commission on Civil Rights will hold a Q&A session with remarks at the film showing.
Kenneth Marcus is president and general counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of The Definition of Anti-Semitism (Oxford University Press: 2015) and Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge University Press: 2010). Marcus founded the Brandeis Center in 2011 to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism in American higher education. The following year, Marcus was named to the Forward 50, the Jewish Daily Forward’s listing of the “American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year.”
A dessert reception will follow the program. The public is invited at no charge.
The event is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, the UT Cinema Studies Program and the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media.