Walter Laqueur in memoriam

Yesterday, Oct. 1, my close friend, the historian Walter Laqueur passed away at the age of 97 in Washington DC. Twenty-five years of inspiring friendship. Walter was also an adviser for our film “Watching the Moon at Night” in which he himself has an important part. May his memory be a blessing.
Photo of Walter in Breslau/Wroclaw


“Watching the Moon at Night” screened across the world!

We are honored to mention that “Watching the Moon at Night” in 2017 was screened in many countries in wonderful venues.

In May the film was invited by Conceil Regional in Paris and was screened to a sold out audience in the heart of Paris.

The screening was supported by AfVT- Association francaise des Victimes du Terrorisme and MPCT – Mouvement pour la Paix et contre le Terrorisme.

In November “Watching the Moon at Night” was invited to be screened at the Cinematheques in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The screening were sold out and followed by panel discussions.

American Première

Watching the Moon at Night — March 28 at The Center for Jewish History in New York

Film and Discussion
This powerful and timely documentary inspired by the historian Walter Laqueur explores the causes and consequences of terrorism and anti-Semitism around the globe. Creative camerawork and the poems of Nobel laureate Wislawa Szymborska are part of this exquisitely rendered cinematic essay. With filmmakers Bo Persson and Joanna Helander and journalist/educator/author and friend of Daniel Pearl, Asra Nomani. Moderated byJonathan Brent, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Ticket Info: $10 general; $7 members, seniors, students

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presented by Center for Jewish History, American Sephardi Federation, YIVO Institute, and Yeshiva University Museum

“Watching the Moon at Night” to film festival in Poland.

Bo Persson and Joanna Helander’s new film ”Watching the Moon at Night”  has been invited to the main competition section of the International Film Festival with Jewish Motifs in Warsaw, May 8-10.

The film will be screened both at Kino Muranow and at POLIN, the new museum for the history of Polish Jews.

”Watching the Moon at Night” had a pre-premiere screening in the Swedish Parliament and will soon be distributed to Swedish theatres.