Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

September 10, 2009 07:00 ET

REMINDER: Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center-Two Time Academy Award-Winning Rabbi in Toronto to Engage TIFF Protestors and Unveil New Film on Churchill

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2009) - Announcing the post-TIFF release of his newest film Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny, Rabbi Marvin Hier is making himself available to the media on Thursday September 10th. Voted as the most influential Rabbi in 2007 and 2008, by Newsweek, Rabbi Hier is able to answer questions related to the 'Toronto Declaration' protest and its impact on perceptions of Israel here in Canada. Rabbi Marvin Hier is an accomplished humanitarian, two-time Academy Award winner, founder of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center and a committed educator.

Rabbi Hier has devoted years of his life to the creation of productions that document the ways in which destructive behaviours manifest themselves, even from large groups of otherwise well-intentioned human beings, and eventually evolve into acts of genocide.

Who: Rabbi Marvin Hier
Dean and Founder, Simon Wiesenthal Center
Founder of Moriah Films, a two-time Academy Award winner for
The Long Way Home and Genocide.
Visionary behind the Museum of Tolerance, a unique center of
learning that has welcomed more than four million visitors
since 1993.

What: An open teleconference to clearly expose the implications of
the recent protest against TIFF and its new City to City program.

A brief introduction to the newest production from Moriah Films,
Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny.

When: Thursday, September 10th
11 a.m. (EST)- Introduction
11:05 to 11:20 - Remarks from Rabbi Hier
11:20 to 11:35 - Qs & As

Interviews will be available offline, post teleconference

Where: In person attendance:
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre
5075 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6C6

Conference call phone number: 416-695-6617 / 800-952-6845

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