Viral Antisemitism in Four Mutations – Austin Jewish Film Festival
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Viral Antisemitism in Four Mutations

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Screening and Q&A program

July 12, 3:00 PM Central Time

The film examines how some on the American far right have incited such acts as the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. In Hungary, we see how the prime minister has launched a massive campaign against Jewish Holocaust survivor and billionaire George Soros that’s reminiscent of Nazi propaganda. Moving to the far left in England, we see members of the traditionally anti-racist Labour party conflating Israel and Jews, causing tremendous pain for the Jewish community. And in France, the film illuminates the seemingly endless wave of violence against Jews by Islamists and radicals.

The increasing bigotry, and at times violence, within each of these four countries paints a terrifying portrait of how global hatred disseminates and harms. As activist Maajid Nawaz says in the film, “If we don’t draw a red line in the sand when it comes to antisemitism, Muslims will be next, gays will be next, and everyone else who is deemed a minority will be next.”

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Panelists for Q&A

ANDREW GOLDBERG – Director/Producer/Writer

Emmy Award-winning investigative producer/director Andrew Goldberg, WGA is the founder and owner of So Much Film in New York City. In this capacity he has executive produced and directed 13 prime-time documentary specials for PBS and public television, two broadcast series (spanning 39 episodes) for HGTV and DIY, and countless long- and short-form segments for such outlets as CBS News Sunday Morning, ABC News, National Public Radio, E! Entertainment Television, Food Network, and FYI.
Goldberg’s work has been supported by more than 50 foundations around the world and he has also received major funding from PBS and American Public Television. Andrew been honored with some 20 major awards including the EMMY, five CINE Golden Eagles, 10 Telly Awards, a NY Festivals Worldmedal, The Genesis Award (Guest of Honor), The St. Vartan’s Award, The Joachim and Anne Humanitarian Award and numerous others.
Andrew holds a BA in History from Northwestern University, and an MBA from The Graduate School of Business at The University of Chicago. He lives and works in New York City with his wife and three children.

 

KENNETH JACOBSON – Deputy National Director

As ADL’s Deputy National Director, Kenneth Jacobson serves in a number of capacities including representing ADL when CEO Jonathan Greenblatt is not available, writing extensively on ADL subjects, speaking to groups across the country and educating ADL staff and volunteer leaders about the history and legacy of the organization.
Ken joined ADL in 1971. He is the longest serving ADL professional and has served in many roles, including leading the International Affairs, Civil Rights, Marketing and Communications, and Education divisions at various times.
Ken has a BA in history from Yeshiva University and an MA in history from Columbia University.

 

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Director

Andrew Goldberg

Country

USA

Year

2020

Length

83 minutes

Language

English, French, Hungarian (with English subtitles)

Date

June 28, 2020