Sneak Peek PBS Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker & Refugee Advocates
Nobody Wants Us
Hosted by Janice Fisher with special guests from
Annapolis Immigration Justice Network
Thursday, September 17, 2020
7:00 PM – Virtual Watch Party: Nobody Wants Us
8:00 PM - Q & A with the filmmaker, Laura Seltzer-Duny and
Annapolis Immigration Justice Network (AIJN) President, Suzanne Martin
Join us for a virtual screening of the moving 44-minute PBS film, followed by a discussion and Q & A with the filmmaker and Suzanne Martin with the Annapolis Immigration Justice Network (AIJN.)
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ABOUT THE PBS FILM AND ITS RELEVANCE TO TODAY:
In September 1940, a ship called the Steamship Quanza left the port of Lisbon carrying several hundred Jewish refugees with the hopes of finding freedom. Most of them held life-saving visas. But events went terribly wrong, and the passengers became trapped on the ship because no country would take them in. What happened to the passengers? Nobody Wants Us tells their gripping true story.
The relevance of this documentary goes far beyond the historical significance of the S.S Quanza. It addresses how the United States has responded to these refugees fleeing war-torn Europe and encourages us to consider our reaction to refugees today.
The film reinforces the concept of helping those in need when the world seems against them.
Watch our 3-minute film trailer: