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An Act of Defiance Film Opening Night

  • National Underground Freedom Center 50 E Freedom Way Cincinnati OH 45202 (map)

Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Opening Night

Saturday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Join us for the Opening Night of the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival in the Harriet Tubman Theater for a screening of An Act of Defiance.

In this riveting historical drama, political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia during the summer of 1963.

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This program is presented in partnership with the the Mayerson JCC. Award-winning films from around the world will light up screens across Cincinnati during this popular month-long festival. This year’s slate of films will explore significant topics as seen through the lens of the individual or a few. Personal. Impactful. Human. That which seems unlikely or insurmountable can be challenged. Join us to celebrate the humanity in these stories.

To learn more about the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, visit

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