Rabbi David Altman will be serving as a panelist after the screening of this movie as part of the annual ”Festival of Films & Faith” series.
$5 donation at the door. Film screening followed by a panel discussion by religious leaders in the community. Audience participation encouraged. This event is co-sponsored by the Mastic Beach Hebrew Center.
A Montreal middle school class is shaken by the suicide of their well-liked teacher. Bashir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant with minimal qualification is quickly hired to replace her. The film explores his relationship with the students and administration as they cope with the tragedy. As he helps the children to heal, he faces again his own painful past.
Panel: Moderator Rev. Dr. Richard Graugh, First Presbyterian Church; Rabbi David Altman, Mastic Beach Hebrew Center; William Hall; Rabbi Stephen Karol, Temple Isaiah.
2011, Canada, 94 Minutes, MPAA Rating: PG-13