ONLINE“Persona Non Grata”: Virtual Screening & Discussion

Top Pick January 23, 2021 Free
Toshiaki Karasawa as Chiune Sugihara in Persona Non Grata
Toshiaki Karasawa as Chiune Sugihara in “Persona Non Grata” (Promotional still)

Back by popular demand! If you missed the Boston premiere screening one year ago, we are hosting the film again! Join film director Cellin Gluck, Sugihara Diplomats for Life Foundation chairman Linas Venclauskas and Staci Rosenthal from Facing History and Ourselves for a discussion on the unknown story of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat (sometimes called the Schindler of Japan). What influenced his decision to issue over 2,000 visas to Jewish refugees in Kaunas, Lithuania, resulting in saving the lives of over 6,000 people?

The film will be available starting Jan. 20 for only five days. The film follows Sugihara’s life from his early days in Manchuria to his eventual posting in Lithuania and his appointment with destiny, which would forever brand him a hero. Watch it at your convenience and then join us Saturday evening for the panel discussion.

Please check out the film at the official film website (Japanese only) and the Nippon TV website (English only).

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston and Basis Technology. In partnership with the Japan Society of Boston, Facing History and Ourselves, Boston Jewish Film, Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, Jewish Community Center of Japan, Sugihara Diplomats for Life Foundation and the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York.

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Saturday, January 23, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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