Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Gordon Center for Performing Arts is currently closed to the public and we are in the process of rescheduling shows. Join us online for virtual arts and culture experiences.

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Gordon Center for Performing Arts is currently closed to the public and we are in the process of rescheduling shows. Join us online for virtual arts and culture experiences.

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1938 Different

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm
VIRTUAL SCREENING WINDOW:  Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00pm through Friday, June 5 at 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Online sales close 2 hours before viewing window opens

How to Watch:  Each film will have a screening window of 48 hours. When the screening window opens, virtual ticket holders will receive an email with a link to access the film. Ticket holders may need to enter a password, so please read the email carefully for specific instructions. If patrons stop and re-start watching, they must use the same device to continue.
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About the Film:  Prior to 1938, Italy did not have a history of anti-Semitism, and a Jewish minority had existed there peacefully for centuries. However, in September of that year, Mussolini declared restrictive racial laws, stripping non-Aryans of their livelihoods and civil rights. A provocative propaganda campaign employed articles, cartoons, comic strips and short films to transform the perception of Italian Jews into "diversi", or “different” people - and then further into enemies of the nation - resulting in humiliation, discrimination, and violence toward the Jewish community.

Through the voices of witnesses, survivors and scholars, Oscar-nominated director Giorgio Treves shines a light on these remarkable events, illuminating the decisive role played by the mass media in one of the most tragic examples of racial persecution in human history.

Winner of the Awards for Best Documentary from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, and Special Mention, Human Rights Film Award at the Venice Film Festival.

Documentary | Italy | 2018 | Italian with English subtitles | 62 minutes | Director: Giorgio Treves