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Screening of Faces of Genocide at Breakfast Program

Sunday, June 2, 2019 28 Iyar 5779

9:15 AM - 11:00 AMSocial Hall

 

Faces of Genocide

The Promise: Never Again
The Reality: Again and Again
We Must Do Better

Temple Isaiah Brotherhood is proud to introduce the Massachusetts premiere of a new short documentary Faces of Genocide. The film examines the culture of cruelty that has allowed a shameful succession of genocidal atrocities and includes interviews with survivors of genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries. View Film Trailer

The film is produced by Gayle Donsky, a Bay Area activist in the anti-genocide movement, and presented by Gravitas Docufilms. The purpose of the film is to educate everyone about this repetitive blight on humanity, spur others to further examine the subject, which will hopefully lead to greater understanding of genocides and to effective action to prevent these atrocities.

Faces of Genocide examines multiple incidents of genocide in a number of countries. It features interviews with survivors, archival footage, and photos from the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur, and the current Rohingya ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.

Following the film there will be a Q&A session led by Mohamed I. Elgadi, a genocide survivor and scholar. Mr. Elgadi was born and raised in Sudan. He was arrested, imprisoned, and tortured in 2003 for reporting human rights abuses in Sudan. After escaping Sudan, he co-founded the Group Against Torture in Sudan, which advocates for medical and psychological help for victims of torture. He is a long-time member of Amnesty International and was the coordinator of the local chapter in Amherst, MA. Mohamed joined Springfield College as an adjunct faculty member to teach Advocacy and Policy Analysis. He writes and speaks frequently about human rights and the crime of torture.

Talks in this series are sponsored by Brotherhood, and include a delicious buffet breakfast of assorted bagels, smoked salmon, pickled herring, whitefish salad, tabbouleh, desserts and more. Breakfast begins at 9:15 am. The presentation runs from 9:45 am to 10:45 am and is usually followed by a question and answer session. Admission is $10; free to Brotherhood members. For more information, email brotherhood@templeisaiah.net.

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