JAYU is proud to co-present HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD at the 25th annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival on Wednesday, May 10th at 6PM at Innis Town Hall.
ABOUT THE FILM
DIRECTOR: LILLY RIVLIN • UNITED STATES • 2016 • 61 MIN • ENGLISH
“Heather Booth is the most influential person you’ve never heard of,” says filmmaker Lilly Rivlin (Grace Paley: Collected Shorts). Chronicling the life of Heather Booth, a lifelong progressive organizer, the film follows her journey from civil rights activist in the 60s to her founding of the Midwest Academy, a training institute for progressive community organizers. As a teenager, she spent some time in Israel, where a visit to Yad Vashem moved her to make a commitment to fight against injustice. For more than 40 years, she has been a major force in the movement for women’s rights and economic justice. The film features interviews with Elizabeth Warren and other colleagues, as well as current Midwest Academy students who explore Booth’s legacy.
For tickets and more information please visit the Toronto Jewish Film Festival website.