BOTH SIDES OF THE CAMERA:
IN CONVERSATION ABOUT WHO SHOT MY FATHER? THE STORY OF JOE ALON
More than 30 years after Joe Alon, Air Force Attaché at the Embassy of Israel, was murdered on the lawn of his Chevy Chase home, his daughters try to uncover the secrets behind his unsolved murder. What was it like for the daughters to have their courageous and gut-wrenching efforts filmed for the resulting documentary? What were the demands of the story that had an impact on the director’s decisions during the filmmaking process? Join a fascinating discussion with director Liora Amir Barmatz and two of Alon’s daughters, Rachel Alon-Margalit and Yael Alon-Rosenshain, as well as Fred Burton, a 16-year-old neighbor at the time of the murder and author of Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice. (Film screens Tuesday, December 6, 6:15 pm)
Lunch with Panelists: For an additional $15, enjoy a kosher falafel lunch with the panelists after the program. Advanced payment required by December 4th through the Jewish Historical Society. Purchase your lunch here.
CO-SPONSORED BY the Embassy of Israel and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington