Shining Light in These Dark Times
Posted on 10/20/2023 @ 06:00 AM
Over the past 27 years, the Miami Jewish Film Festival has been opening doors to storytellers and introducing thousands of audience members and generations of people to stories (films) they may never encounter anywhere else with year-round programming.
The past two weeks has affirmed how very crucial the Festival’s outreach and education is.
With a surge in antisemitism over past the several years, and now as a backlash to Israel’s defense against Hamas, there is a further intensification of anti-Zionism and a flood of hate and misinformation circulating across media platforms.
During these very difficult times, the Miami Jewish Film Festival is a platform to amplify the stories of Israel, magnify Israeli voices and present information and insight to thousands of people.
In addition, the Festival provides our community, and far beyond, an antidote to hate and misinformation: Jewish Education.
Tomorrow evening (Saturday night) the Miami Jewish Film Festival will host a special program remembering Israeli filmmaker and friend of the Miami Jewish Film Festival, Yahav Winner, who was murdered by Hamas terrorists when they attacked his home in Kfar Aza.
This program will celebrate Yahav's life and work by premiering his latest short film, The Boy, completed only a few months ago.
The film sheds light on life in his kibbutz, Kfar Aza, and numerous other Israeli villages along the border with Gaza. These are the communities that have borne the heavy weight of losses during the recent terror attacks.
Special Tribute to Israeli Filmmaker Yahav Winner
The Miami Jewish Film Festival honors the memory and bravery, of Israeli filmmaker Yahav Winner, with a special premiere of his film, The Boy, alongside an early film by Academy Award-winner Guy Nattiv (Golda) and MJFF 2023 Audience Award-winner Erez Tadmor (Matchmaking), Dear God, starring Lior Ashkenazi.
Saturday, October 21 at 8pm
Michael-Ann Russell JCC
18900 NE 25th Ave, Miami
Free and open to the public
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