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Sasha Lurje & Litvakus: Goyfriend, Toronto, ON, Canada, 22 Jan 2017

Sasha Lurje & Litvakus: Goyfriend

Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 11am, 2pm, 5pm
A Yiddishe Mame
1416 Centre St, Vaughan, Ontario L4J 3N1

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The fear of the other is a primal biological instinct. The other is scary. The other is naturally perceived as a threat. Authors and directors exploit that fear in movies about the extraterrestrial aliens. The chauvinist politicians "divide and conquer" by picturing migrants and refugees in the eyes of their electorate as that scary Other (how topical it is today!). By launching the program GoyFriend -- the Jew in the Eyes of the Other - together with my colleagues - Sasha Lurje and Litvakus we're digging out those ancient fears from the Baltic and Slavic folklore. We want to place them in the bright daylight and examine, and also see attempts to near, understand, reflect and sometimes accept the Other in one's own narrative.

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The event is co-presented by Ashkenaz and the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, and is sponsored by JCC Association’s Making Music Happen Centennial Grant Initiative, funded by a grant from Marvin J. Pertzik and the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation.

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