KOH Library and Cultural Center

2300 Sierra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

KOH Film Club - May 19th

KOH Film Club - May 19th at 2 p.m.  This month we will be showing the film, "Inventing Our Life- The Kibbutz Experiment". Please join us for this entertaining and illuminating film and our special guest, Hillel Damron, who will lead a discussion after the film. The local Jewish blog good4jews.com will be celebrating their 5th year of continuous political commentary at this event. Light refreshments will be served.  $5 suggested donation.

Set against the backdrop of the kibbutz movement's glorious 100-year history, Inventing Our Life reveals the heartbreak and hope of Israel's communal living experiment as a new generation of women and men confront an essential question: can a radically socialist institution survive a new capitalist reality?
In this "illuminating and entertaining" (Jewish Week) documentary, director Toby Perl Freilich explores the modern history of Israel, from its revolutionary settlers to the political upheaval that shook the socialist foundations of the state. With their desire to create a Jewish homeland and build a more just society, the first settlers helped place kibbutzim in the vanguard of Israeli history. In doing so, they became a magnet for all those who shared one thing in common - a powerful urge to invent their own life.

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