About the Film
If African-American and Jewish people have had a complex and ambivalent relationship in the United States, they have also shown that unity against adversity is possible. This was especially true during the Civil Rights Movement. Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington, Franz Boas and Zora Neale Hurston, Abel Meerapol and Billie Holiday, and Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr. understood that fighting segregation or antisemitism was like fighting the same evil. Together, they showed the strength of empathy, cooperation and solidarity. From the French filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo with David Rybojad, One Struggle explores this commonality in the struggle for justice and equality.
DIRECTOR: Rokhaya Diallo
Rokhaya Diallo is a French journalist, writer and award winning filmmaker, widely recognized for her work in favor of racial equality. Her tireless activism has made her "one of France's most prominent anti-racism activists” according to the New York Times.
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St NW, Wash., DC 20036
The screening is followed by a stimulating panel discussion featuring:
Rokhaya Diallo, filmmaker, author, broadcaster and Opinion Columnist, Washington Post
Peter Geffen, Founder and Executive Director, KIVUNIM
LaNitra Berger, Associate Professor of History and Art History and director of African and African American Studies at George Mason University
Rokhaya Diallo | filmmaker, author, broadcaster and Opinion Columnist, Washington Post
Peter Geffen | Founder, Abraham Joshua Heschel School, NY
LaNitra Berger | Associate Professor of History and Art History and director of African and African American Studies at George Mason University