In honor of Yom Haatzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day), Classrooms Without Borders, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh, is excited to offer the opportunity to watch the new film “Golda” and engage in a post-film discussion with the film’s producer, Udi Nir. CWB scholar Avi Ben-Hur will open the discussion.
RSVP to receive a link to the film. The post-film discussion will be offered on Zoom.
Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. After shooting ended, the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette after the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her term as Prime Minister – five turbulent years that secured her place in history, albeit at a high personal cost. Based on these never-before seen materials, testimonies of supporters and opponents and rare archival footage, GOLDA tells the story of Meir’s dramatic premiership – from her surprising rise to power and iconic international stature as “queen of the Jewish people”, to her tragic and lonely demise.
“A spectacular and compelling portrait. Five stars!” (Kan)
“Pure gold… Excellent… Well written and wonderfully directed” (Walla News)
“A fascinating film” (Kan Radio)
“Watching GOLDA is worth gold” (Maariv)
Udi Nir is a writer, director and producer. His first feature documentary was #uploading_holocaust (2016, DOK Leipzig, BR, RBB, ORF, Keshet). He studied at the school of playwriting in Tel Aviv, created and directed theater shows and worked as a producer at Clipa Theater. Before turning to arts, Udi worked for Amnesty International and other human rights NGOs.
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“Golda” Post-Film Discussion with Film Producer Udi Nir (RSVP to receive link to film)
Thursday, April 30 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM