The Austin Jewish Film Festival is offering free virtual screening of a new documentary by Emmy Award-winning investigative producer/director Andrew Goldberg.
“Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations” visits four countries to speak first hand with victims, witnesses and anti-Semites.
The 90-minute film examines the mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue and the rise of anti-semitism on the far right. In Hungary, it looks at how Prime Minister Viktor Orbán launched a massive campaign reminiscent of Nazi propaganda against Jewish billionaire George Soros. In England, members of the traditionally anti-racist, far-left Labour party conflate Israel and Jews with antisemitic vitriol, causing tremendous pain for the Jewish community. And in France, the film illuminates the seemingly endless wave of violence against Jews.
Interviewees include former US President Bill Clinton, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Journalists Fareed Zakaria and George Will, and Professor Deborah Lipstadt.
The film will screen online at 3 p.m. CT July 13, followed by a Q-and-A with filmmaker Goldberg led by Kenneth Jacobson, the Anti-Defamation League’s Deputy National Director.
Register for free tickets at austinjff.org/video/viral/