TUESDAY, MARCH 26 — 5:00 PM @ CINE (88 MIN)
“Above the Drowning Sea”
The film recounts the dramatic escape of Jews from Nazi Europe to China. When no country would take them, a door opened in far-away Shanghai, an “open city” in chaos from foreign invasion and civil war. Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese Consul in Vienna, defied his own government and the Gestapo to help the refugees. Jewish refugees and the Chinese who helped them recount their terrors and the remarkable friendships forged across cultures. Truly a story that could have been ripped from today’s headlines, the film celebrates the heroism of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances.
Director: René Balcer & Nicola Zavaglia
Language(s): English, Chinese
Runtime: 88 minutes • 2017
TUESDAY, MARCH 26 — 7:00 PM @ CINE (113 MIN)
Director: Marin Sulik