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USA / Documentary / English / 2020 / 95 minutes - Watch the trailer here.
Common cause was found in the turbulent ‘60s Civil Rights era, as Jewish leaders backed Dr. King’s efforts at racial equality and harmony. Yet, the relationship has frayed in recent years, as a once mighty bond of support and respect has seemingly faded, been forgotten or ignored.
Pivotal events come alive through archival materials, narrated by eyewitnesses, activists, Holocaust survivors, and leaders of the movement, including prominent Atlantans such as the late Congressman John Lewis, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, Rabbi Peter S. Berg, Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., members of the King family, and many others.
Today, a new generation also affirms their pledge to actively promote the values of social justice. This potent, inspiring story of unity, empathy and partnership validates the ubiquity of the human experience, and how freedom and equality for all can be achieved when people come together.
The screening of the powerfully moving documentary, Shared Legacies, is the final part of the Sharing Dreams series in memory of Ilene Weinreb, the former Mayor of Hayward. See the video about her here.
Sponsors: EBIJFF, CCJCC and Cong. B’nai Tikvah’s Social Action Committee.
Co-sponsors: Beth Chaim Cong., Cong. Beth Emek, Cong. B’nai Shalom, Cong. B'nai Torah, Temple Beth Abraham, and Temple Isaiah.
Underwritten by Anonymous.