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24 Days: The True Story of the Ilan Halimi Affair

Part of Themester 2017: Diversity • Difference • Otherness - free film screening sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:00 pm
Global & International Studies Building, Room 0001 (Auditorium)

Watch the Trailer

On January 20, 2006 after Shabbat dinner, Ilan decided, against the advice of his mother, to go out and celebrate. He comforts his mother by kissing her as he heads out. Ruth Halimi will never see her son again. Ilan has been kidnapped for ransom because he is Jewish and supposedly rich. His family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".

Based on the book by Ilan’s mother Ruth, the movie is a gripping dramatization of the massive police manhunt and the family’s nightmarish ordeal as they race the clock to find Ilan and his abductors.

Günther Jikeli will introduce the film and will give a short presentation after the film on hatred and violence against Jews in France, today.

This event is free and open to the public. If you have a disability and need assistance, arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Please contact