The feature film will be followed by a speaker. Dr. Gil Ribak is an Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona. He is a scholar and public educator of Modern Jewish history, whose scholarship has always been interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together history, sociology, folklore, ethnic studies, and literature. Born and raised in Israel, he earned a Fulbright Fellowship that sent him to pursue a doctoral degree in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduation, Professor Ribak taught as a Postdoctoral Fellow at both the Washington University in St. Louis and at the University of Arizona. Later he served as the director of the Institute on Israeli-American Jewish Relations at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, before returning to the University of Arizona on a tenure-track position.