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Without Precedent: The Supreme Life of Rosalie Abella

April 7 @ 3:00 pm

Playing in the CCA Cinema

Part of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival

The late Ruth Bader Ginsberg once said: “If I have a sister, her name is Rosie Abella.” Without Precedent: The Supreme Life of Rosalie Abella is the story of an exceptional woman who spent her entire life reminding us that we must never forget how the world looks to those who are vulnerable.

Born to Holocaust survivors, Abella studied law. At 29 years old, was appointed a judge, becoming both the youngest and the first pregnant judge in Canadian history. In 2004, she was appointed a Supreme Court Justice becoming the first Jewish woman and the first refugee to sit on the bench — and she’s probably the first Canadian justice that became a human rights phenomenon. Abella was at the forefront of major decisions on employment equity, gay marriage, constitutional law, and many more landmark cases.

Meet a fireball of a person who is curious, accessible and still ambitious at the age of 75 as she begins the next act of her life.

Director/Writer: Barry Avrich
Featuring: Rosalie Abella, Margaret Atwood, Joe Clark
Run time: 1 hr. 20 min.
Film: Documentary
Language: English

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Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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