09/12/2023 2:00 pm

Wheeler Hall, LS2 8BE

Presented with SPARK Social Justice - a project of the Leeds J&P Commission

Film and Speaker

Eric Axelman, Sam Eilertsen,2023, USA, 84mins


When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turns. They join a movement of young American Jews battling the old guard to fight for Palestinian equality and redefine Judaism’s relationship with Israel, revealing a deepening generational divide over modern Jewish identity.

The film will be followed by an on-line discussion with the director Erin Axelman.

Erin Axelman is a queer Jewish filmmaker based in Massachusetts. They are the co-director and producer of Israelism, which is roughly based on their story, and which is their directorial debut. Erin is also the co-founder and co-executive Director of Tikkun Olam Productions, the production company behind Israelism.

Read the Guardian review of Israelism

Arizona International Film Festival 2023 - Winner Best Documentary
Brooklyn International Film Festival 2023 - Best Documentary