February 24, 2024


Showing: Wednesday, February 29 – 8:00 PM
Title: America's Holy War
Year: 2012
Country: UK / USA
Genre: ,

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Meet the Filmmaker: Anne MacGregor. Comments via skype from Professor Pataricia Salkin, a nationally recognized land use and zoning expert; and a panel with RLUIPA expert Steven Silverburg, Esq. and John S. Marwell, an attorney specializing in representing clients appearing before planning and zoning boards, moderated by S. Nyack Zoning Board member and Rivertown Film Board Chair, Roger Seiler.

Filmed over a four-year period, much of  it in Rockland County, America’s Holy War reveals the unintended social and environmental consequences of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) in towns and villages in the Lower Hudson Valley – one of many communities affected by a law designed to prevent religious discrimination that undermines every planning and environmental law on the books. USA/UK, 60 minutes, documentary

“Must See Movie for Conscientious Rocklanders” – Rockland County Times

“Keep an eye out for “America’s Holy War” – American Planning Association

“Many citizens who have been negatively affected by RLUIPA find the documentary a breath of fresh air” – Marci Hamilton, The Jewish Week