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The Rescuers: Film Screening and Talkback

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
7:00pm – 10:30pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium - Dodd Center

On November 9 at 7:00pm, award-winning film The Rescuers will be screened at the Konover Auditorium in the Dodd Research Center followed by a question and answer session with Executive Producer Joyce Mandell. The event is being co-hosted by UConn Hillel, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and the UNESCO Chair and Institute of Comparative Human Rights and organized by UConn student Nathan Schachter, theater studies and communications major. This event is free and open to the public.

About the Film

The Rescuers follows Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist, and Sir Martin Gilbert, a leading Holocaust historian, as they travel across Europe and elsewhere interviewing survivors and descendants of the diplomats who rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis. The film also explores the connection between the Holocaust and other genocides, such as in Rwanda, that have taken place in the modern world. The film sheds light on what it truly means to be a “diplomat” and how we all can embrace our inner diplomatic tendencies. The Rescuers teaches a different side of the Holocaust that many people don’t know about.

Winner of “Best Historical Documentary” at the New York International Film Festival (2011), Winner of “Best Documentary” at the Palm Beach International Film Festival (2011), Winner of“Best Documentary” at the Beloit International Film Festival (2011), Winner of “Best Narration Documentary and Feature Film Humanitarian Award” at the Monaco International Film Festival (2011), Nominated for an NAACP Image Award (2012), screened at the United Nations Conference on January 23, 2013

Contact:

Aaron Rosman, 860-486-2271

Judaic Studies (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, First Year Programs & Learning Communities, Honors Program, Human Rights Institute, Student Activities, UConn Master Calendar

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