Exclusive Film Screening: Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny
The CJL is delighted to show an exclusive screening of Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny followed by a discussion with Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Campus Outreach Director Rabbi Aron Hier.
The newest production from the award winning and critically acclaimed Moriah Films Division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, focuses on the years 1940 and 1941, when the Swastika flew over continental Europe. Only England with her back to the wall, under Winston Churchill, remained defiant.
Walking With Destiny highlights Churchill's years in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. As historian John Lukacs explains, Churchill may not have won the War in 1940, but without him, the War most certainly would have been lost. Sir Martin Gilbert, historical consultant for the film and Churchill's official biographer, adds that had Churchill's warnings about Nazi Germany's racial policies towards Jews been heeded in the early 1930's, the Holocaust may never have occurred. The film examines why Winston Churchill's legacy continues to be relevant in the 21st century and explores why his leadership remains inspirational to current day political leaders and diplomats..
"A classy documentary…an informative look back at one of the 20th century's most celebrated figures….Ben Kingsley's commanding narration…a wealth of memorable archival material and audio clips….this is a wholly upbeat portrait of a popular, undaunted leader." - Los Angeles Times
"...[a] well-edited ... portrait of an unquestionably great statesman...benefits greatly from Ben Kingsley's brilliantly nuanced reading..." - Variety "
... armed With inspiration… handsomely produced...a glowing biography [of Churchill]..." - New York Times Times
Date: Tuesday 25 January 2011
Time: Refreshments: 7.00pm | Film: 7.30pm followed by Discussion and Q & A