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"The Rescuers": Film Screening and Talkback

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

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center

**Attending this event counts towards Sophomore Honors**

**This event is FREE. However, because of limited seating, RSVP is encouraged. For more information, visit http://www.uconnhillel.org/therescuers.**

UConn Hillel, The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and The UNESCO Chair & Institute for Comparative Human Rights present

THE RESCUERS Executive Producer Joyce Mandell for a special screening and talkback

The film 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. This 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 about a different side of the Holocaust that many people don't know about, and gives us a new way of commemorating Kristallnacht.

Wednesday, November 9th @ 7pm Doors open at 6:30pm Konover Auditorium Thomas J. Dodd Research Center UConn Storrs Campus

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:

Nathan Schachter, nathan.schachter@uconn.edu

Student Organizations Master Calendar (primary), First Year Programs & Learning Communities, Honors Program, Judaic Studies, UConn Master Calendar, UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights

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