Above the Drowning Sea

Wednesday 20th June 2018

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Canada 2017
Dirs René Balcer, Nicola Zavaglia
English subtitles

The fascinating story of a Chinese diplomat who saved the lives of many refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe.

In Nazi Europe in 1939 when all doors were closed, refugees found sanctuary in Shanghai thanks to the intervention of Chinese diplomat Ho Feng Shan. As the Chinese consul in Vienna he defied the Nazis and his own government and issued travel visas to the refugees. In light of today’s refugee crisis, this is an inspiring, poetic tale about two peoples who found common cause and dignity in a world in chaos.

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