Jewish groups to host screening on human rights pioneer Ferencz

“Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz,” will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, May 6, at Harkins Shea 14 Theater, 7354 E. Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale (Submitted photo)

In conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day, three Valley Jewish nonprofit organizations will co-host a new documentary film screening.

The film, “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz,” will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, May 6, at Harkins Shea 14 Theater, 7354 E. Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale, according to a press release.

The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, Bureau of Jewish Education, and Phoenix Holocaust Association have partnered to show the Barry Avrich documentary that tells the story of Ben Ferencz — the last surviving Nuremberg Trials prosecutor and lifelong advocate of “law not war” — and his lifelong quest for justice for victims of crimes against humanity.

The elder Ferenscz’s nephew, Steven Ference, will introduce the film. Maricopa County Superior Court Commisioner Wendy Morton will lead a post-screening film discussion and question-and-answer session with the audience.

According to the release, a nine-minute short film, “Evan Kaufmann: Father’s Land,” precedes the main film.

Tickets for the 82-minute film may be ordered at bjephoenix.org; the BJE office at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale; or at the theater if seats are still available.

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