Contributed by CAMERA intern Lilia Gaufberg
On December 2nd, our EMET for Israel group, Tulane University Students Supporting Israel (TUSSI) together with our CAMERA Fellow Emma Colbran, hosted a screening of the documentary “The Forgotten Refugees,” a film about the Jewish refugees from countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. One of the movie’s directors also attended, and held a question and answer session following the screening.
The main goal of this event was to spread knowledge about these forgotten refugees and to have a meaningful conversation about the expulsion of Jewish individuals from these countries. In order to publicize the event, flyers and Facebook invites were used.
The attendees enjoyed the film, and were provided with a perspective that they had not been exposed to before. The audience asked questions about how the film was made and about what impacts the film has had on the world. Especially interesting for students was the attendance of the actual director.
For future events, more posters will be hung around Tulane’s campus in addition to hanging up flyers and posting on Facebook to increase attendance.
Watch the full film below: