Reel Judaism Film Series

February 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sulgrave Condominium Screening Room
121 W 48th St
Kansas City, MO 64112
Temple Office

Sixth Annual Reel Judaism . . . Explore the Modern Jewish Experience in Film

Thursday, February 8 at 7pm
Wrong Side of the Bus
Length: 56 minutes

What’s the price of being a bystander? Sidney Bloch is a man with a troubled conscience. Sid returns to South Africa from Melbourne for his medical school reunion, determined to resolve his guilt for colluding with Apartheid, that has troubled him for forty years. In the Apartheid era, Sid had benefited as a ‘White’, contributed negligibly to the struggle against racism and then left for Israel the day after his medical graduation. A sense of guilt and shame accompanied him throughout his later move to Australia. So how does a man who lost fourteen relative in the Holocaust become complicit with a racist system? The film explores how easy it is to accept injustice and compromise your morals. Though it’s easy for any good person to become a bystander, it’s not so easy to live with the consequences. Wrong Side of the Bus is one man’s journey to forgiveness.

Reservations required.