The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies partnered on the screening of Streets of Colour, alongside the Joint Justice Initiative and Joe McGirr MP.
A diverse audience gathered at NSW Parliament to view the new film, written and directed by Ronnie S. Riskalla, which delves into themes of systemic inequality, racism and trauma.
The screening was followed by a panel moderated by Yona Gilead, director of Modern Hebrew at the University of Sydney.
The cast and crew discussed the growing threat of neo-Nazism in Australia and the necessity for the Crimes Amendment (Nazi Symbols and Salutes) Bill 2023.
Streets of Colour tells the story of Tez (Rahel Romahn), a 25-year-old drug dealer with cultural identity issues, who is blamed for the death of his best friend in a street fight.
“It has been a huge blessing to get the film up on the silver screen, especially with the overwhelming positive response I’ve had from audiences,” Riskalla said.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the discussions we’ve had in the Q&As and I’m looking forward to Streets of Colour reaching audiences across the country.”