On the stage at the Academy Awards in February 2019, Israeli director Guy Nattiv accepted his Oscar for Best Live Action Short invoking his grandparents, who are Holocaust survivors. “The bigotry they experienced . . . we see that everywhere today,” he said. “This film . . . is about teaching your kids a better way.”
Skin, a short bio-drama set in the United States, is a powerful parable about a neo-Nazi skinhead and his son, about the sins of a father and the awakening of a child. It is a lesson in history repeating itself in different guises.
Join us for a screening of the film followed by a discussion of that lesson and what it was like for Nattiv to be the first Israeli to take home an Academy Award in 41 years.
Guy Nattiv, Director/Producer, Skin
Jaime Ray Newman, Producer, Skin
Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Executive Director, One People’s Project
Moderated by Dr. Eric Goldman, author of The American Jewish Story through Cinema and cohosted the Turner Classic Movies series, The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film. He is an adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University and teaches the Skirball Academy film course at the Temple Emau-El Streicker Center.