February 15, 2008
Tribute to Benson A. Wolman (1936-2007)
Columbus Jewish Film Festival annual event combines the best of independent film with an engaging community dialogue, Tuesday, March 11, at the Wexner Center for the Arts.
6:00 p.m.: Opening with “Greensboro: Closer to the Truth.” The documentary revisits the sequence of events in 1979 that led up to the killing of five anti-KKK, pro-union marchers in Greensboro, North Carolina. The violence was captured on camera and the film continues on to chronicle the struggle of survivors and the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
7:00 p.m.: A catered kosher dinner at tables with guided discussion leaders follows the film.
7:45 p.m.: The keynote speaker is Adam Zucker, producer, director, and editor of this documentary. An independent filmmaker, Zucker’s work has been seen on PBS, HBO, and CBS.
8:00 p.m.: Q&A; an outstanding panel will discuss the film and methods of helping communities cope with past and present injustices and injuries. Panel includes Professor David Goldberger, Moritz College of Law; OSU Professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries, and Dr. Marty Nathan, family practitioner and social justice advocate.
Tickets to this program are $20. Purchase online at www.cjfilmfest.org or call 614/559.6205.