Why the Jews?

Pittsburgh Premiere
Director: John Curtin
2018, Canada, 70 minutes
English

Why have the Jews been so persecuted throughout history? From the Babylonian destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, to the Spanish Inquisition, to the pogroms in Eastern Europe, to the Holocaust of World War II—why the Jews? And why does it seem that Jewish achievement outpaces the rest of the world? Making up only .2% of the world’s population, Jews have been awarded 197 Nobel laureates and have given the world such great minds as Mahler, Marx, Freud, and Einstein. Director John Curtin bravely tackles the seemingly taboo question in this compelling documentary, which includes commentary by former Israeli President Shimon Peres, Alan Dershowitz, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and others.

preceded by
Footsteps of My Father
Pittsburgh Premiere
Director: Paul Allman
2018, USA/Belgium/Germany, 38 minutes
English

An act of extraordinary courage during WWll by Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds, a devout Christian from Tennessee, is documented in Footsteps of My Father. A deeply moving and inspirational film, it is also a powerful reminder that when all is said and done, we are all one.

Sunday, March 10, 1pm
SouthSide Works Cinema

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