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The 43-minute EMMY nominated PBS film and educational materials will be accessible once purchased.
In September 1940, three teenagers were trapped on a steamship in the port of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Along with 83 other exhausted refugees, they were hoping to be allowed on American soil — where millions of others in distress had safely landed before them.
Times had changed and America was turning away refugees at this critical time in history. Would these families be turned away too?
"Nobody Wants Us" is their story.
The relevance of this documentary goes far beyond the historical significance of the Steamship 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.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE FILM:
"Powerful, important & profoundly moving. Nobody Wants Us is an urgent reminder that courage can be as contagious as fear, and much more meaningful."
Blanche Wiesen Cook
Eleanor Roosevelt Biographer, Vol. I, II & III
Professor of History & Women's Studies, John Jay College
"Original illustrations and rarely seen archival footage bring this powerful and timely Holocaust story to life in a new way."
Director, Washington Jewish Film Fest
"The film is both timeless and all too timely... It almost demands of us that we have the determination and the decency to pry open the contemporary gates and meet indifference with concern, inaction with effective action and welcome contemporary refugees."
Project Director, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Director, Sigi Ziering Institute, American Jewish University
“I love this film. As a child survivor who also escaped through Lisbon, the film is extremely meaningful. I recommend it for educational and community use anywhere and everywhere."
Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff
Director, Holocaust Institute at the University of Miami
Child Survivor, Author & Film Critic