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Dear JFI Friends and Family,

In 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. It ensured that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. JFI honors the 30th anniversary of this landmark act with six superb films focusing on people with disabilities. The screenings of these films at The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival throughout the years have been some of the most memorable and moving events in recent festival history and have included several guests with disabilities. …


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ABOUT WENDY MACNAUGHTON DRAWS CASTRO COMMONS
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, artist Wendy MacNaughton and documentary filmmaker Sam Ball spent an afternoon silently people watching; exploring a beloved San Francisco parklet. In these times when interpersonal connection can feel difficult, their short film invites the viewer to appreciate the sense of community an outdoor public space can generate.

Watch this Q&A between subject and filmmaker, then enjoy the short film below!

Wendy MacNaughton Draws Castro Commons was originally produced for a multimedia installation at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The JCC asked MacNaughton and Ball to create work on the theme “We are not permanent, but we are not temporary,” reflecting the Jewish holiday of Sukkot’s emphasis on reflection about the impermanence of life, the search for home and the welcoming of strangers.

View more online monthly shorts at https://jfi.org/watch-online/online-shorts!


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Dear JFI Friends and Family,

No country has been more synonymous with the eradication of Jewish life during World War II than Poland. With antisemitism on the rise following the emergence of far-right leadership here and abroad, it’s perhaps with little surprise that even in 2018, Poland had proposed a controversial Holocaust bill that threatened prison sentences to anyone who publicly ascribed blame to the Polish state for crimes committed by Nazi Germany. …

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