Two nights ago at the JW3, a North London Jewish Community Centre, was screened Besa: The Promise a compelling documentary revealing the story of Muslim Albanians who risked their lives sheltering Jews during the Holocaust.
This event has being organised with the support of the Camden’s Mayor chosen charity of the year, 3FF, The Three Faiths Forum, in partnership with the British Albanian Kosovar Council, JW3, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Radical Middle Way, UK Jewish Film, Islamic Society of Britain, Rumi’s Cave, and Faith Matters.
Through this film we discover heroic commitment across religious divides far removed from the narrative portrayed in media today. By screening this film the organisers hope to help build bridges between generations and religions, strengthen relationships and understanding, and increase cohesion between communities.
On the evening the Mayor of Camden, Councillor Lazarro Pietragnoli, introduced the signing of a pledge for better co-operation between communities and his commitment to work within communities to fight the scourge of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia and invited all VIPs present to join him in signing the declaration.