Exodus (Free film)

Where Seminary, 123, main floor

Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Exodus (FREE film)

An young Israeli activist fights to set up a homeland for the Jewish people.

An Israeli activist Ari (Paul Newman) attempts to get as many ex-European Israelis out of Cyprus containment camps, where they have been taken by the British after WWII. Palestine doesn’t want them and neither does anybody else. But Ari decides to get as many as possible to Palestine in hopes of forcing the United Nations hand in setting up an Israeli Free State there.

After getting 600 onto a ship and being blockaded by the British in Cyprus, he manages to get the ship to Palestine where he comes into conflict with the Arab leader, once a childhood friend.

The film title is taken from the 1958 book by Leon Uris, who took the eponymous title from the name of the ship, Exodus.

Dr. Robert Bersson (Faculty Emeritus from James Madison University and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Interfaith Engagement at EMU) will present the film and facilitate discussion at the end.

This is the second in a series of films from a free course that CIE is providing to the community: Israel/Palestinian Conflict in Film, which will meet every Wednesday, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm in the Seminary Building, Room 123. Please call (540) 432-4674 with any questions.

Intended Audience General Public

Tags Center-for-Interfaith-Engagement, ACRS, FILM, Arts

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Name Center for Interfaith Engagement