Israelism – Film & Speaker

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St Anne's Cathedral, Leeds, LS2 8BE

0113 2436871

Leeds Inspired

Israelism – Film & Speaker

9th December 2023


When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally love Israel witness the way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turns. They join a movement of young American Jews battling the old guard to fight for Palestinian equality and redefine Judaism’s relationship with Israel, revealing a deepening generational divide over modern Jewish identity.

Eric Axelman, Sam Eilertsen,2023, USA, 84mins


Arizona International Film Festival 2023 – Winner Best Documentary

Brooklyn International Film Festival 2023 – Best Documentary


The film will be followed by an on-line discussion with the director Erin Axelman.

Erin Axelman is a queer Jewish filmmaker based in Massachusetts. They are the co-director and producer of Israelism, which is roughly based on their story, and which is their directorial debut. Erin is also the co-founder and co-executive Director of Tikkun Olam Productions, the production company behind Israelism.

Presented with SPARK Social Justice – a project of the Leeds J&P Commission