The 17th Annual
Ruth and Bernard Friedman

Windsor Jewish Film Festival

New! Morris and Beverly Baker Educational Screenings

This year, the WJFF launched an educational film series made possible by the Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation. The educational component of WJFF included screenings of Fanny’s Journey, Sarah’s Key, and Defiant Requiem at local secondary schools. This educational portion of WJFF is supported by the Greater Essex County District School Board, the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, Conseil Scolaire Viamonde, and Conseil Scolaire Providence. The introduction of the educational component of WJFF is a powerful tool to engage young learners in Windsor on discussions pertaining to the emergence and the promotion of human rights; on the nature and dynamics of atrocity crimes and how they can be prevented; as well as on how to deal with traumatic pasts through education. Understanding how and why the Holocaust occurred can inform broader understandings of mass violence globally, as well as highlight the value of promoting human rights, ethics, and civic engagement that bolsters human solidarity and global citizenship
The following films were screened: