2019 Athens Jewish Film Festival Closing Night Events
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
2019 Closing Night Schedule @ Ciné
5:00 – 6:00 pm. — Screening & Awards of Shorts Competition Film Winners
6:00 – 7:00 pm. — Closing Night Party with Noshes at Ciné Lab
Music by Erik Sootes, a music scholar, professional composer and performer with a multi-ethnic background, Sootes experiments with variety of styles, looking for a new sound and ways to demonstrate a guitar’s capabilities. Full Bio >
7:00 – 9:00 pm. — “An Act of Defiance”
“An Act of Defiance”
Based on a True Story!
In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia during the summer of 1963.
Guest Speaker Mel Berzak.
Mel Berzak is an international business man, a leader in the local Jewish community and, currently, a yoga instructor. Mel is from Africa and was coming of age as the struggles in South Africa involving Nelson Mandela were unfolding. He has experiential knowledge of that struggle and the role of the local Jewish community in that struggle. So we look forward to hearing his introduction to An “Act of Defiance.”