Director: Barry Avrich | Canada | 2022 |A Documentary | Engish | 84 min
VENUE: Golden Scene Cinema
Screening: Monday, 13 November, 7:00pm
Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80
The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Rosalie Silberman Abella was determined from a young age to defend the rights of those who faced injustice. After her family relocates to Toronto in 1950 she studies law and, at 29 years old, was appointed a judge, becoming both the youngest and the first pregnant judge in Canadian history. Looking back on an illustrious career that included being the first Jewish woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada, it is clear that Abella’s vision for an inclusive, diverse, and equitable Canada resonates to this day, and that we are closer to that ideal thanks to her contributions.
SUPPORTED by Consulate General of Canada to Hong Kong and Macau, in Hong Kong, Jewish Women’s Association of Hong Kong (JWA)