Screenings | The Chosen People? | Joshua Gippin


OFFICIAL SELECTION - Barcelona Planet Film Festival - 2017
FINALIST - Near Nazareth Festival  NNF - 2017
AWARD WINNER - Accolade Global Film Competition - 2017 (2)
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Colortape International Film Festival - 2018

Host a screening:

This film and booklet are perfectly suited for adult education courses within your institution, or for public exhibition followed by discussion with the broader community, both Jewish and non-Jewish.

The $180 licensing fee gives you perpetual rights to show the film at your location, to charge admission, or accept donations at the door, and to add the DVD and booklet to your lending library.

The filmmaker is available to Skype or attend your screening/discussion in person for a very reasonable honorarium.

Shorter versions of this 65 minute documentary are available upon request.

The Summit of Faiths was honored to show this fantastic film. The room was filled and the audience was thoroughly engaged and excited. People of varied faith traditions really appreciated the well-presented thoughtful viewpoints. 

-Zach Friedhof, Co-founder of The Summit of Faiths

Past screenings:

Rethinking Race Film Festival, The University of Akron, OH

Jewish Film Society of St. Louis, MO

Zeitgeist Arts Center, Duluth, MN

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage - The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance, Cleveland, OH

Summit of Faiths, Akron, OH

Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain

Accolade Global Film Competition, La Jolla, CA

Near Nazareth Festival, Afula, Israel

Congregation Dor Hadash, Pittsburgh, PA

Mayim Rabim, Minneapolis, MN

Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield, MA

Beth Emet, Evanston, IL

Upcoming screenings:

Kol Ami, West Hollywood, CA with Rabbi Denise Eger, Immediate Past President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, May 19, 2018 (Shavuot)

Temple Emeth, Teaneck, NJ, May 19, 2018 (Shavuot)

Moishe House, Midtown, Miami, FL, May 19, 2018 (Shavuot)

Temple Beth Hatfiloh, Olympia, WA, May 19, 2018 (Shavuot)

Congregation Kol Tikvah, Parkland, FL, May 19, 2018 (Shavuot)

Shir Hadash, St. Louis, MO, May 19, 2018 (Shavuot)

Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo, CA, May 19, 2018 (Shavuot)

Shirat Hayam, Swampscott, MA, May 19, 2018 (Shavuot)

Old York Road Temple - Beth Am, Abington, PA, May 19, 2018 (Shavuot)

The Bath Church United Church of Christ, Akron, OH, May 30, 2018

Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades, CA, June 21, 2018

Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA, July 21, 2018 (Tisha B’Av)

Havurah Shalom, Portland, OR, December 2018

Colortape International Film Festival, Brisbane, Australia, June 4, 2018

When my committee decided to have a screening, we asked Joshua Gippin, the film’s creator, to join us for a Q&A.  Not only did the film examine the concept of "chosenness" in a thoughtful way, but Josh's warm and nonjudgemental presence prompted the many people in attendance to enthusiastically participate in a stimulating discussion afterward. Josh's ability to handle tough, probing questions and comments calmly and respectfully created a feeling in the room that gave people permission to say whatever they wanted to about this controversial topic. Our decision to bring both Josh and his film to our congregation ended up being a huge success.  

Janice Gordon, Congregation Dor Hadash

Thank you for your consideration!

© Joshua Tree Productions, Ltd  2017