Sunday, 5 November, 1:00pm:
Director: Avi Goldwasser | USA | 2016 | Documentary | English | 70 mins
Kindly Sponsored by Robert L. Meyer
Kindly supported by the Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and Macau
On American campuses today, many Jewish students who grew up with expectations of equality and inclusion are saddened to discover a harsh and ugly reality, one which is mostly ignored by college officials.Hate Spaces illustrates how anti-Semitism is being made fashionable at many American universities through the on-going de-legitimization of Israel, and the normalization of hatred in the name of social justice.
Including commentary and analysis from distinguished writers, academics and journalists, this enlightening documentary considers how hostility toward Jewish students is part of a larger change within academia, which has embraced ideological indoctrination and bigotry under the banner of free speech and human rights. The film also extends beyond the college arena to address larger issues about prejudice and intolerance in the US today.
- “Hate Spaces is a wake up call to the Jewish community and to civil society in America about the institutionalization of bigotry on college campuses.” ~ ALAN DERSHOWITZ, Felix Frankfurter Professor Emeritus of Law, Harvard Law School
- “Hate Spaces is a film every American needs to see. It is alarming to see the tolerance of anti-Semitism in higher education.” ~ RUTH WISSE, Martin Peretz Professor Emerita of Yiddish Literature, Harvard University
- “Hate Spaces is an essential and timely film. Responding to this phenomenon requires a deep and honest analysis of its causes. Hate Spaces does this meticulously, thoroughly, and grippingly.” ~ ANDREW PESSIN, Professor of Philosophy, Connecticut College, Campus Bureau Editor, The Algemeiner
- “Hate Spaces is a powerful and insightful documentary that should waken all Americans to end the campus’ Judeophobic problem before tragedy strikes.” ~ DANIEL PIPES, President, Middle East Forum
- “Hate Spaces is an exceptional film that brings to life the hostile environment for Jewish students on campus, and the failure of university leadership to live up to its proclaimed values.” ~ TAMMI ROSSMAN-BENJAMIN, Director, AMCHA Initiative