In August 2017, white supremacists came to Charlottesville chanting neo-Nazi slogans and rallying outside of the city’s only synagogue. Over the past three years, members of Charlottesville’s Jewish community have been on a journey against hate, realizing that standing up for themselves meant standing up for justice in the broader community.
The documentary short Reawakening recounts that journey. Featuring interviews with rabbis and congregants, the documentary explores how their experience of facing white supremacy transformed their understanding of themselves and their city, and notably, how it intensified their commitment to racial justice.
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