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April 2020

Virtual Film and Discussion: Nobody Wants Us

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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🎥✨🍿You’re invited to join us for an online FILM AND DISCUSSION EVENT featuring the new documentary “Nobody Wants Us” 🎥✨🍿

About the film
In 1940, a ship called the S.S. QUANZA left the port of Lisbon carrying several hundred Jewish refugees to freedom. Most of them held life-saving visas issued by the Holocaust rescuer Aristides de Sousa Mendes. But events went terribly wrong, and the passengers became trapped on the ship when no country would accept them. Nobody Wants Us Film tells the gripping true story of how Eleanor Roosevelt stepped in to save the passengers on board, believing them to be “future patriotic Americans” rather than “undesirables” as labeled by the US State Department. This is an episode in American history that everyone should know!

Following the film, join Sousa Mendes visa recipient Lee Sterling, featured in the film, and award-winning PBS producer and independent filmmaker Laura Seltzer-Duny for a discussion of this little-known episode in Holocaust history and its relevance for today. The discussion will be moderated by Olivia Mattis, President of the Sousa Mendes Foundation.

More info at https://www.nobodywantsus.com/

Your DISCOUNT CODE to access the film for $4.99 is “nwu1.” Normally, the film is only available to schools, organizations & libraries, but we’re making it available for home viewing during the COVID-19 stay-at-home period.

Our Virtual Screening Plan:
3:00 p.m. EST: We meet virtually to say hello via this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/145010382

3:15 p.m. EST: We each watch the film via our Vimeo On-Demand at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nwu

4:00 p.m. EST: After the screening, we will discuss the film, its context and its relevance to today.

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