By Daniel Koren
B’nai Brith Canada
Sept. 26, 2017
B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to announce that college and university students across Canada are now eligible to win free tickets to screenings of #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker Ian Halperin’s new movie, Wish You Weren’t Here.
The film’s world premiere will take place in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. B’nai Brith will also be holding screenings in Quebec City, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg and Edmonton.
To win, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Waters.” Make sure to bring your student ID on the day of the screening!
Wish You Weren’t Here examines antisemitism in contemporary society, looking specifically at how support for the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement directly leads to instances of antisemitic harassment, bigotry and discrimination.
The film, which focuses on BDS advocate Roger Waters, includes footage and never-before-seen interviews with the world’s leading experts on racism and discrimination, including Pope Francis, Alan Dershowitz, Natan Sharansky, and Ronald Lauder, and features notable celebrities and activists like Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tony Blair, Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Haras Rafiq, and others.
In select cities, a Q&A session featuring Halperin, B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn, and Dr. Charles Small, Director and President of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), will take place following the screening.