Rabin assassination film to premiere on Oct. 24

15th anniversary of slaying to be remembered with screening, guest speakers

The memorial to Yitzhak Rabin next to Tel Aviv City Hall

The North American premiere screening of a documentary commemorating the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, ‘Rabin: Shivah in November”, will take place Sunday Oct. 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wasserman Cinematheque.

The 15th anniversary of the day Rabin was killed is November fourth.

Rabin was shot down as he left a peace rally in support of the Oslo Accords. It was a murder that plunged Israel into mourning -- and then shock -- when the gunman’s identity was revealed as a 25 year old Israeli.

“Rabin: Shivah in November”, produced by veteran Israeli filmmaker Noemi Schory, relies entirely on the contemporaneous television coverage that aired during the seven days following the murder. Viewers of the documentary will experience the unfolding history in much the same way Israelis experienced the event in their living rooms 15 years ago.

Among those in attendance for the screening will be Ronit Nudelman-Perl, Deputy Consul General of Israel to New England and Ophir Pines-Paz, a former member of the Israeli Knesset, who served as Minister of the Interior from 2005-2006 and Minister of Science, Culture & Sport in 2006. Both guests will address the audience.

This first-ever North American screening is sponsored by The National Center for Jewish Film and The Consulate General of Israel to New England, in cooperation with The Jewish Community Relations Council, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Brandeis University and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open one hour before the screening and seating is limited.

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