March 68

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March 68

May 24: Q&A with Dr. Rachel Rothstein, sponsored by the American Jewish Committee Westchester/Fairfield (AJC)

Two students, Hania and Janek, fall madly in love in the midst of social turmoil and Jewish discrimination in 1960s Warsaw. While the lovers are uninterested in politics, they are unable to avoid it after Hania’s parents lose their jobs in the anti-Semitic purge that led to the expulsion of some 13,000 Jews (most of the remnants of the community that numbered 3.3 million before the Holocaust). Can their love survive in a country overwhelmed by rebellion? Beautifully filmed in vivid colors with lively music and superb performances, March 68 is a Romeo and Juliet story of its time.

“Those protests were part of the dissent movement against Soviet satellite regimes, notably the Prague Spring in nearby Czechoslovakia…. March 68 is one of few depictions of this historical moment to reach the American market.”
Irene Katz Connelly, Forward

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Q&A with Dr. Rachel Rothstein
Q&A with Dr. Rachel Rothstein
Wednesday, May. 24 2023, 6:30
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Dr. Rachel Rothstein holds a PhD in history from the University of Florida. She has received fellowships from a number of institutions, including the Polish-American Fulbright Commission, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She served as an American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Jewish Service Corps volunteer in Timisoara, Romania, interned at POLIN The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland, and was an American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Global Justice Fellow. She currently serves as the Director of the Abe Besser Israel Poland Experience and Curricular Advisor for Jewish History and Social Sciences at the Weber School in Atlanta, GA and is working on a book about the relationship between American Jews, Polish Jews, and American and Polish government officials since 1968.
 
Sponsored by the American Jewish Committee Westchester/Fairfield

This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2023 series.



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