Why the Jews?

Directed by John Curtin

Modesty may be a virtue but the stats don’t lie: a whopping 30% of Nobel science prizes since the Second World War have been won by Jews, and don’t get us started on Jewish accomplishments in literature, film and art (we have left out sport for obvious reasons). This fascinating documentary turns to Jewish luminaries, including Howard Jacobson, Shimon Peres, Alan Dershowitz and former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, to find out the reasons for Jewish brilliance. A lively debate is guaranteed.

Languages:
English

Duration:
69 minutes

Country of origin:
Canada

Year of production:
2017

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time