Part of the 3rd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival 2012
November 3, 2012, 7 PM
Library & Archives Canada
395 Wellington, Ottawa
Admission: $20 or with Festival Pass. Private reception after film.
The film traces the journey of Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who teams up with Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned Holocaust historian, to travel across 15 countries and three continents interviewing survivors and descendants of the diplomats who rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the unspeakable horrors of the Nazi death camps. While Nyombayire embarks upon this quest in an effort to uncover potential solutions for the ongoing genocide in Darfur and elsewhere, what emerges from their journey is more a testament to the ways in which the inherent good in the human spirit can trump institutional evil no matter what the circumstance.
Speaker: Producer Michael King.
"Provocative and genuinely inspiring."
John Hartl, film critic, Seattle Times
“An extraordinary film…adding an historic and important film to the lexicon of memory.”
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center