SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS (1969)
An experimental seven hour marathon sensitivity training session with seven African-Americans and seven Jews, edited into a two hour program. The traditional civil rights partnership between Blacks and Jews was being shredded by white fears of Black Power, the black uprisings in many American cities and black demands for community control of school boards, demands for police civilian review boards and control over the economies in their neighborhoods. The program was an attempt to bring greater understanding between the two groups and heal the rift.
“a remarkable experiment in communications,” Dean Gysel, Chicago Daily News