St. Louis Friends of Israel screens documentary, Q&A with terror survivor

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Kay Wilson

On Sunday, Nov. 17, St. Louis Friends of Israel will present the St. Louis premiere of the documentary “Black Forest” and host a Q&A with terror attack survivor Kay Wilson.

The event, which is free and open to the community, starts at 7 p.m., and will be held at the Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Complex in the Performing Arts Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. There will also be a pre-event reception for sponsors, which starts at 6 p.m.

Wilson is a motivational speaker who has addressed a variety of audiences all over the world, including the United Nations. Wilson is a representative of Palestinian Media Watch, an Israel-based nongovernmental organization and media watchdog group. She helps lobby Western governments to end foreign aid that the Palestinian Authority can use to pay salaries to terrorists or the families of Palestinians killed, injured or imprisoned for their involvement in terror attacks on Israelis.

Together with a Muslim friend, Wilson has created “The Yellow Brick Road,” an educational project that teaches children in Palestinian refugee camps emotional intelligence, empathy, courage, and to cherish their lives.

Wilson, whose actions led to the capture of her assailants, has been recognized by the Israeli Police and the Israeli Security Agency for her courage. The attack was the subject of an Israeli documentary, “Black Forest,” broadcast in 2018, and a book, “The Rage Less Traveled: A Memoir of Surviving a Machete Attack,” which was published in 2019 and will be available for purchase at the event.

To RSVP, visit https://www.jfedstl.org/events/black-forest. For more information, email info.stlouisfriendsofisrael@gmail.com.