Join us for a virtual screening of Andrew Goldberg's film, Viral: Anti-Semitism in Four Mutations.
Please note: This is a virtual event. REGISTER HERE (A link to view the film will be sent the WEEK OF the program.)
In his new, deeply troubling documentary, Viral: Anti-Semitism in Four Mutations, Emmy-award winning filmmaker Andrew Goldberg shows the stunning rise of anti-Semitism in the United States, Hungary, United Kingdom, and France. With commentary from notable figures such as Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Fareed Zakaria, and George Will, Goldberg demonstrates the growing problem of anti-Semitism through compelling first-hand accounts.
The Westport Library and Andrew Wilk are very pleased to present a screening of Viral on Wednesday, March 10, at 7:00 pm, followed the next evening by a discussion with its filmmaker on Thursday the 11th at 7:00 pm.
“The library has long been a bastion of democracy, protecting intellectual freedom and open access to information,” commented Westport Library Executive Director Bill Harmer. “Libraries are trusted “informal education centers,” that during the current climate are more valuable than ever.”
Andrew Goldberg’s work includes public affairs, history, and current events, with projects focusing on topics such as the Armenian Genocide and contemporary anti-Semitism.
A Yiddish World Remembered focuses on the story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust, as told by some of the remaining eyewitnesses. The film won a New York Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical/Cultural Programming in 2003.
In 2004, Walter Cronkite hosted Goldberg's film Proud to Serve, which explores the life and culture of the US Army through personal stories of veterans. Goldberg's 2006 film, The Armenian Genocide examines the Armenian Genocide during World War I.
Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence aired on PBS in January 2007. Goldberg's 2009 film, Jerusalem: Center of the World, aired nationally on PBS in 2009.
His 2012 film, The Iranian Americans, chronicles the journey of Iranians who moved to the United States shortly after Ayatollah Khomeini's rise to power in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution.
Goldberg has also written and produced television commercials and has also worked extensively in live television and on weekly series. He and his family recently moved to Westport.
Andrew Wilk is a five-time Emmy Award winning television, film, music, and media producer. As the former Executive Producer of Live From Lincoln Center, Wilk created programs that featured performances by the New York Philharmonic, American Ballet Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and many other world-class visiting artists.
Prior to this role, Wilk served as the Chief Creative Officer at Sony BMG Music Entertainment where he was in charge of visual content for all 22 Sony BMG label groups: Columbia, Epic, RCA, Legacy, and others.
Wilk spent over a decade at the National Geographic Channel where he was responsible for programming and production that earned him numerous Emmy’s.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: The Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County and the CT Anti-Defamation League.