Special Screening: “Besa: The Promise”


Screening of the multi award-winning documentary ‘BESA: The Promise’ (2012), followed by an inter-faith panel discussion with Rabbi Fred Morgan (Former Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth Israel), Rufiath Yousuff (Criminal Law solicitor and Board Member of the Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia) and Mr Barney Zwartz (senior fellow with the Centre for Public Christianity and former religion editor for The Age).

‘BESA: The Promise’ is the story of two men joined together in a remarkable and unexpected quest: Norman H. Gershman, a renowned Jewish-American photographer and Rexhep Hoxha, a Muslim-Albanian who sets out to return three precious books to the last surviving member of the Jewish family his father sheltered sixty years earlier.

When these two men meet, an extraordinary and utterly unexpected personal drama is set in motion – one that bridges generations and religions…uniting fathers and sons…Muslims and Jews.

BESA: A Code of Honour – A Photographic exhibition by Norman Gershman