Join the Richmond Public Library in a movie series to celebrate the Jewish holidays.
The following movies will be screened. Please note that the movie dates have been changed to Tuesdays as follows:
The Jews of Winnipeg and The People of the Book - Tuesday September 14, 7pm-9pm
Martha and Children of Jerusalem - Gesho - Tuesday September 21, 7pm-9pm
The Socalled Movie - Tuesday September 28, 7pm-9pm
The Jews of Winnipeg: This short documentary tells the story of the first Jewish settlers to Winnipeg, people who fled European persecution at the turn of the century and founded a new community in a Canadian city.
The People of the Book: This short documentary explores the realities of Canadian Jews dwelling in smaller urban centers and provides insight into the ancient pattern of ceremony and belief practiced in the synagogue and shows the efforts of Jewish communities to perpetuate their culture and traditions.
Martha: At 14, Martha and her family were torn from their village in Czechoslovakia and shipped to Auschwitz. A visit to a Holocaust museum ignites painful memories, including a haunting personal encounter with one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious figures. For Martha, however, the emphasis is on a tough but rewarding postwar life in Winnipeg, which she fondly recalls in this warm, intimate portrait of an unrelenting survivor.
Children of Jerusalem- Gesho: This short documentary tells the story of 13-year-old Gesho, one of the 14,000 Ethiopian Jews who left Northeast Africa for a new life in Israel during a massive refugee effort initiated by the Israeli government in 1991. In Ethiopia, he and his family lived without running water or electricity, and Gesho had to drop out of school in grade 6 to help his father. Now his family lives in a trailer equipped with basic conveniences in a temporary community for new immigrants on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
The Socalled Movie is a dynamic kaleidoscopic portrait of Socalled (aka Josh Dolgin), a multi-disciplinary musician and artist whose unique blend of klezmer, hip hop and funk is blasting through the boundaries that separate music of different cultures, eras and generations.
For more information about these films, visit the National Film Board of Canada's website
You will need: A working email, a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a microphone and a webcam.
Photo Procedure: Library staff may take photos and videos to be used for promotional purposes by the library. If you would prefer not to have your picture taken, please speak to a library staff member. Participants of online programs and events are asked to not take screenshots and/or record programs.