Rosenwald – Event Screening with Special Guests

April 5, 2016 Waltham Free

Free Screening at
Wasserman Cinematheque, Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

Q&A to follow with Film Director Aviva Kempner and Peter Ascoli, Biographer and Grandson of Julius Rosenwald

A great American saga of interracial cooperation
-Julian Bond, Civil Rights activist

A powerful civil rights story, engaging both the heart and the head.
-Dan Raviv, CBS Radio

WINNER Best Documentary Jury Award, Teaneck International Film Festival

WINNER Lipscomb University Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Nashville Film Festival

Rosenwald is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler who never finished high school, who rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build 5,300 schools, providing 660,000 black children with access to education in the segregated American South.

Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Julius Rosenwald used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists. This important new documentary from award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner (The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg, Partisans of Vilna) reveals Rosenwald as a silent partner of the Pre-Civil Rights Movement.

Screening co-presented with the following
partners at Brandeis University:
The National Center for Jewish Film
Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice
International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
American Studies Program
Brandeis Bridges

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Fact Sheet
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Brandeis University
415 South St
Waltham, MA 02453

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