Film Screening: The Basketball Game

Posted by kmintzberg
Event Date: 
May 22, 2014

How do you rehabilitate students who have been subjected to Holocaust denial and Anti-Semitic teaching? This was the question the Alberta Jewish community wrestled with in the mid-1980s in the wake of the trial of John Keegstra. A secondary school social studies teacher in the town of Eckville, Keegstra had for ten years taught his students that the Holocaust was a sham invented by the Jews to gain sympathy in their quest to destroy Christianity. 

 Keegstra had been stripped of his teaching certificate and would eventually stand before the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. But what could be done to help his students? 

 Hart Snider was nine-years old at the time, and attending Camp BB for the first time. When he and his fellow campers were told that Keegstra's students would be joining them for a day of "Fun and Fellowship," they were understandably panicked. Hart's film The Basketball Game recounts his memory of that day. 

 The JMABC is very happy to be teaming up with Moishe House for a screening of The Basketball Game, and we're very pleased that Hart will be joining us for a brief discussion following the film.

Please join us on May 22nd for this very special event

Hosted at Moishe House:  4104 W 14th Avenue.

7 pm - 9 pm

$5 suggested donation