President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews
Followed by a panel discussion.
Attending this event
Ben Gidley is a Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck and an associate of the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism. He researches racism, antisemitism, diversity and urban politics in Europe. He is the co-author of Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today (2010, with Keith Kahn-Harris) and co-editor of Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story?(2017, with James Renton).
Films screening at this event
- original title
- Pourquoi nous détestent-ils?
- Alexandre Amiel
- 81 min
Prompted by a series of deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 and his son’s query about why Jews were one of the targets, Alexandre Amiel, a French-Moroccan Jewish filmmaker, set out to make a trilogy of films whose aim is to trace the origins of modern xenophobia in France towards Jewish, Arab and Black communities. We are proud to screen the film dedicated to antisemitism – a fascinating if disturbing journey into the dark depth of prejudice as it is experienced by members of the largest Jewish community in Europe.
“An unflinching exploration of racism.” – The Times of Israel
- Lukas Nathrath
- 25 min
15-year-old Oskar loves his new multicultural and interfaith school, but things turn nasty when he mentions his Jewish identity during class. This engaging and brave short tackles new forms of antisemitism head-on.