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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH FROM 4 PM TO 5:30 PM
VIRTUAL SCREENING of Nobody Wants Us hosted by the Sousa Mendes Foundation. Followed by discussion with the filmmaker Laura Seltzer-Duny, award-winning PBS Producer, in conversation with Annette Lachmann, a passenger on the Quanza in 1940 and Literacy and Linguistics Professor.
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In 1940, a ship called the S.S. Quanza left the port of Lisbon carrying several hundred Jewish refugees with the hopes of finding 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 because no country would take them in. What happened to the passengers? Nobody Wants Us tells their gripping true story. This is an episode in American history that everyone needs to know.
VIRTUAL SCREENING SCHEDULE:
- 4:00 PM EST: We meet virtually to say hello via a Zoom link that we'll send to all of the attendees.
- 4:05 PM EST: We watch the 44 minute PBS film (via link provided during Zoom call.)
- 4:50 PM EST: After the screening, we will discuss the film, its context and its relevance to today and ourselves.
- 5:15 PM EST: That's a wrap! ... But just like in the theaters, we welcome folks to stay and mingle a bit :-)
This film was made by independent filmmakers. Please note that reproducing or distributing the film or parts of it without permission is illegal. For School or Community screenings, please contact us at 202-210-4689 or admin@SeltzerFilmVideo.com