The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will introduce a new initiative titled Why Hate! Why Hate? with two screenings of the film “Hate Among Us,” a documentary that examines the rise of anti-Semitic hate crimes around the world, followed by a post-screening discussion.
Depicting unique perspectives on anti-Semitism from young and old alike, from Jew and non-Jew, from historic Jewish neighborhoods in Europe to the streets of Charlottesville and Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue massacre – this narrative connects real stories of current survivors of violent anti-Semitism to those of the holocaust. “Hate Among Us” illustrates how renewed intolerance is taking root in U.S. communities, institutions, and universities, with far-reaching consequences around the world. Executive Producers Dean Cain and Montel Williams were moved to bring more awareness to the myriad of issues surround hate crimes, and the hateful and consequential effects on the lives of all people.
This screening will be followed by a moderated audience discussion on the presence of hatred in local communities and what people are doing and can do to bring about positive change.
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society invited Seaside Jewish Community and Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth, the Islamic Society of Central Delaware in Dover, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes to coordinate the moderators at each screening. This is not a religious event but an interfaith collaboration to raise awareness about the growing presence of hatred in modern lives and how to reduce it.
Screening times are 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, and 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 3. General admission is $10. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.
For more information, go to www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.