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Bogdan’s Journey

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm

In advance - $13
At the door - $15

Maryland premiere
USA/Poland/Israel, 2016
Director: Michał Jaskulski and Lawrence Loewinger
English/Polish with subtitles, 90 min.

Bogdan Bialek, a Catholic Pole, launches a crusade to persuade the people of Kielce, Poland, to confront the truth about the darkest moment in their past: Kielce was the site of Europe’s last Jewish pogrom. In the face of long-held animosity in the hearts of his fellow citizens, Bialek, a psychologist, uses education and community organizing to debunk conspiracy theories and cut through the unending debate about how and why it happened. His persistence, commitment, and passion transform Kielce into a place of dialogue and reconciliation.

Special Guest: Lawrence Loewinger, director

Presented in partnership with Jewish Museum of Maryland.

Short: And Then, Violence

France, 2015
Director: Jordan Goldnadel   
French with subtitles, 15 min.

Rebecca, 22, is a secular Jewish Parisian law student. After the January, 2015 Paris terror attacks, and in an increasingly violent and anti-Semitic context, she questions her identity. Has she become a target in this country she so dearly loves?

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