Winton (who turns 104 years old this Sunday, May 19th) did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn ́t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans.
Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. He was knighted by the Queen Elisabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 recognizing his remarkable deed.
Dozens of Winton’s “children” have been found and to this day his family has grown to almost 6,000 people, many of whom have gone on to achieve great things themselves. Winton’s story is a very emotional one, and thousands of children in many countries have decided to follow in his footsteps and do something important. They think up various charity projects and even help in the saving of lives of undernourished and sick children in Cambodia and Africa.
It is incredible that all these people live due to the heroic deeds of one man – Sir Nicholas Winton. Producers Matej Minac and Patrik Pass set out to ensure these fascinating, little-known stories and precious facts about the rescue mission are not lost to time. They wanted also to show the unique phenomenon that has emerged from Winton’s story, how his courageous acts many years ago continue to influence people from all over the world and motivate them to do good. Their film demonstrates that members of Nicky’s Family are not only the thousands of people who owe their lives to Sir Nicholas Winton, but also all those who want to do something positive for our world.
More than 195,000 people around the world have joined a petition to award Sir Nicholas the Nobel Peace Prize, in a campaign organized by students in the Czech Republic. They are currently collecting signatures to deliver to the Nobel Prize Committee in Oslo next month! Click here to sign the petition.
Winner of 14 U.S. Film Festival Audience Awards, the film Nicky’s Family is a true phenomenon. The film has played for 19 weeks and counting in Florida theaters, and continues to receive rave reviews and standing ovations from audiences nationwide!
“A Miracle. Called “Britain’s Schindler”, Nicholas Winton easily could be the subject of a big-screen Spielberg epic. “Nicky’s Family” shows his incredible journey, and best of all, the very happy ending. Like those scrapbooks, it’s just waiting to be discovered.”
– Sioux City Journal
“Go see this one… True heroes do exist.”
“A story of triumph. No matter how far you must drive to see this movie it will be decidedly worth every mile.”
– The Mackinac Center for Public Policy
– Q&A’s with Special Guest Eva Paddock – Bostonian “Winton Child” Featured in the Film!
– Free Books for the First 1,000 Viewers
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