STORRS – What does it mean to be a diplomat, and how can we all embrace our inner diplomatic tendencies? Join Executive Producer Joyce Mandell for a special screening and talkback of the film The Rescuers on November 9th at 7pm in the Konover Auditorium at the Dodd Research Center, 405 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT. This event is cosponsored by UConn Hillel, The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and The UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights.
Screened at the United Nations Conference in 2013 and winner of multiple “Best Documentary” awards in 2011, The Rescuers 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. The 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 diplomacy, and teaches a different side of the Holocaust that many people normally do not think about. The Rescuers will be shown in remembrance of Kristallnacht.
Attending this event counts towards Sophomore Honors. The film rums approximately 90 minutes, followed by a brief talkback. Doors open at 6:30pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, however because of limited seating, RSVP is encouraged at www.uconnhillel.org/therescuersrsvp.
For questions or comments, contact UConn Hillel Student Board member Nathan Schachter (UConn ’19, BA Communication, BA Theatre Studies) at email@example.com. Visit www.uconnhillel.org for more information. UConn Hillel is located at 54 N. Eagleville Rd, Storrs, CT 06268.