Join Aviva for a screening of the Laura Poitras documentary, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, followed by a discussion. 

The film follows artist Nan Goldin as she, and others impacted by the opioid crisis, protest against the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty largely held responsible.  

In the discussion that follows, Aviva will read excerpts from Patrick Radden Keefe's award-winning book Empire of Pain, a biography of three generations of Sacklers, exploring their roles as philanthropists, especially of cultural institutions, using a fortune built on the addictive nature of Valium and Oxycontin.  

She’ll discuss the historical precedents, and what it means to us that the protagonists on both sides - Goldin and the Sacklers - are Jewish. 

The film will show in the cinema 10.30am - 12.30pm, followed by a 30 minute comfort break, continuing with a discussion from 1-2pm. 

Dr Aviva Dautch is the Executive Director of Jewish Renaissance, the UK's Jewish arts magazine. She is a published poet, has a PhD in literature and lectures on modern Jewish literature weekly at JW3. She is a regular contributor to courses and programmes for the British Library, British Museum and BBC Radio 4 and LSJS. 

Please note

This event will take place in the building. 

A booking fee of £2 will be added to all orders. 

Date - Thu 09 May 2024 10:30am


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