Film Screening: Martin Buber, Itinerary of a Humanist

COUNTRY: France
YEAR: 2015
LANGUAGE: French
RUNNING TIME: 52 MIN
DIRECTOR: Pierre-Hengry Salfati

Filmmaker Pierre-Henry Salfati (Gainsbourg by Gainsbourg) offers an accessible and eloquent introduction to the life and ideas of Martin Buber, one of the most influential modern Jewish philosophers and a contemporary of Albert Einstein, Franz Kafka and Theodor Herzl. As an ardent Zionist, Buber’s vision for the Jewish state and its peaceful co­existence with its neighbours was one of humanism and socialism. His monumental realizations about the Jewish people’s contemporary position in the world were born out of his upbringing in an Orthodox family and his turning to “secular” philosophical studies. Buber’s fascinating life is told through engaging interviews with the world’s most renowned Buber scholars. Click here for more information.

Presented by the Toronto Jewish Film Festival and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

Date & Time
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

Location
Alliance Francaise