THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Join International House for the screening of documentary “An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines”. The film showing will be followed by a Q and A and reception. This event is co-sponsored with the Filipino American National Historical Society Midwest Chapter.
Memory, as Ellie Wiesel once said, is the ability to live in more than one world, to prevent the past from fading and to call upon the future to illuminate it. Join us as we explore a little-known event in Holocaust history – the rescue of over 1,300 Jews feeing Nazi persecution by the Philippines. This award-winning documentary, designed by Noel Izon, features the last remaining survivors of this event. An additional character in this film is the music, commissioned for the film, which was played on an instrument that survived the camp, without the owner. The film has won Best Documentary awards in Milan, London, and St. Petersburg, and nominations in other European film festivals. For details, go to “An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines” on Facebook. Together with the filmmaker, historian, and other resource persons, let us confront the schism that divides us AND celebrate the humanity that unites us.
Mabuhay and L’chaim!
This Global Voices even is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $15. For questions or to reserve a seat with donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please enter through door on South Dorchester Avenue.
This event is co-sponsored by International House and the Filipino American National Historical Society Midwest Chapter.