GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II tells the profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish Americans who served their country in all branches of the military during World War II. Filmmaker Lisa Ades brings the struggles of these brave men and women to life through first-hand experiences that reveal their fight against fascism, as well as their more personal war to liberate loved ones in Europe. The film features new interviews with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Henry Kissinger, the late Bea Cohen and others. After years of battle, these pioneering servicemen and women emerged transformed: more profoundly American, more deeply Jewish, and determined to continue the fight for equality and tolerance at home.
Co-sponsored by WGBY, The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, and the MA Multicultural Film Festival of UMASS Amherst. Berkshire Screening is in partnership with the Berkshire Museum and the Jewish War Veterans- Louis Green Post #140 of Pittsfield, MA.
The Berkshire screening is free and open to the public
MA Multicultural Film Festival: Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. at UMass Amherst, 137 Isenberg School of Management Building located at 121 Presidents Dr, Amherst, MA. Visit www.umass.edu/film/mmff.html for more information.
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival: Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m.at the Springfield Jewish Community Center located at 1160 Dickinson St, Springfield, MA. Visit springfieldjcc.org for more information.
GI Jews will be broadcast nationally on PBS on April 11, 2018.