• Jan 19, 2010 from 3:45pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Walter Reade Theater
  • Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2019
Leon Blum: For All MankindDirector Jean Bodon, 2009, 58m U.S. PremiereThis powerful documentary tells the story of a prominent French leader—a Jew who at different times was prime minister of France and a prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp. Blum devoted his life to improving the well-being of French workers and was an early champion of women’s rights. In 1936, he became prime minister; during his time in office, he led the Popular Front. In 1940, his socialist views and Jewish heritage placed him in jeopardy. The Vichy government sentenced him to five years in Buchenwald. After the war, Blum was welcomed home by the French people and was reelected prime minister.Jean Bodon, Director, and Antoine Malamoud, Grandson of Leon Blum, will be in attendance. Jean Bodon will be attending only on Jan 18 and 19.with: Herskovits at the Heart of BlacknessPresented by The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center
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