Film and Director Interview: "Outback Rabbis"
Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this session, you must have computer capability, including internet access, in order to participate. A camera is also optimal but not required.
Join us for our monthly virtual Sperber Film Club, where we discuss Jewish-themed films.
This month we will be discussing "Outback Rabbis," in conversation with Rich Potter, Chair of Media Arts at AJU, and Director Danny Ben Moshe.
Please view the film prior to the session, available via subscription on Amazon Prime (or can be rented for $3.99 without a Prime subscription). As this event is a discussion, we are not providing links and/or access to the film.
Watch the trailer here.
On a road trip like no other, ultra-Orthodox Chassidic Rabbis hit the Aussie bush looking for "lost Jews." Leaving the comfort of Melbourne Jewish life, two Rabbis and their families are heading into the heart of Australia on a journey filled with surprising and emotional encounters with Aussie outback characters and laced with Jewish wit, music and culture.
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Danny Ben-Moshe is a multi-award winning documentary filmmaker whose films have screened at film festivals worldwide and on networks such as the BBC, PBS and Yes in Israel. He is one of the world's foremost documentary tellers of Jewish stories, with films such as 'Shalom Bollywood: the untold story of Indian cinema' and the critically acclaimed 'My Mother's Lost Children'. More about Danny at www.identity-films.com
Rich Potter grew up in South Florida, attended the University of Florida, and spent time in Paris, New York, and Central America before earning a doctorate at the University of Illinois. During the five years he lived in Panama, Rich worked as an independent video producer on variety of commercial, non-profit, and artistic projects, including a micro-budget feature film based on Nikolai Gogol’s classic short story, Diary of a Madman. His academic research focuses on community media, especially in Latin America, as a basis for envisioning democratic organizational models for media production and circulation. In the summer of 2014, prior to joining the AJU faculty, Rich returned to Panama to produce an independent feature film. His academic research focuses on community media, especially in Latin America, and public sphere theory as a basis for envisioning democratic organizational models for media production and circulation. Rich continues to pursue both academic and artistic goals. He received a co-producer credit on Diciembres (Decembers), an independent Panamian-Colombian co-production that premiered at the 2018 Panama International Film Festival.