JEWS STEP FORWARD
Date: Friday, May 27, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Rice Media Center
Join us for a Q&A session with the director and a reception after the film screening.
Jews Step Forward, by Marjorie Wright and Elika Rezaee, traces a path grounded in Jewish identity, which ultimately separates personal conscience from a socialized mythology loyal to Israel. Open ended policies of torture, imprisonment, and murder of indigenous Palestinians including children, contempt for international norms, and the rise of laws mirroring fascism, all poison any idea of national permanence for Israel based upon peace and regional integration.The subjects of this film speak with the same Jewish voice, which historically led the struggle for justice around the world, cutting through visceral defenses to demand an awakening and a Judaism liberated from Zionism."