FILM & DISCUSSION: 24 Days: The True Story of the Ilan Halimi Affair (2014)

This event is sponsored by the Indiana University Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism.

20 January 2006, after Shabbat dinner, Ilan decided, against the advice of his mother, to go out and celebrate. He comforts his mother by kissing her as he heads out. Ruth Halimi will never see her son again. Ilan has been kidnapped for ransom because he is Jewish and supposedly rich. His family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians.”

Based on the book by Ilan’s mother Ruth, the movie is a gripping dramatization of the massive police manhunt and the family’s nightmarish ordeal as they race the clock to find Ilan and his abductors.

Günther Jikeli will introduce the film and will give a short presentation after the film on hatred and violence against Jews in France today.

Wednesday November 08, 2017 06:00 PM
Wednesday November 08, 2017 08:00 PM
Global and International School Building, room 001
Dr. Günther Jikeli, Visiting Associate Professor, Justin M. Druck Family Scholar  Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program
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This event is part of Themester 2017 Diversity • Difference • Otherness.
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