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Heather Booth: Changing the World

July 24, 2017 - 12:15pm
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Castro Theater
429 Castro St
94114 San Francisco , CA

Heather Booth is the most influential person you never heard of. The newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD is an urgent response to the recent change in administration. Renowned organizer and activist Heather Booth, began her remarkable career at the height of the Civil Rights movement. Through her life and work this inspiring film explores many of the most pivotal moments in progressive movements that altered our history over the last fifty years: from her involvement with Freedom Summer Project, to her founding of the JANE Underground in 1964, to her personal relationships with respected leaders such as Julian Bond and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Following the film, join Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership For Justice national board member Rabbi Sydney Mintz, along with director Lilly Rivlin and Heather Booth herself for a post-fiilm panel discussion about the making of the film.

HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD blends interviews from close friends, clients, colleagues and current Midwest Academy students with graphics, animation and a mélange of new technologies to explore Heather’s legacy in progressive politics and organizing.

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