Charlotte Jewish Film Festival film
"Anything that is not actually impossible can be done, if one really sets one's mind to do it and is determined that it shall be done."
- Sir Nicholas Winton
Just before the outbreak of World War II, 29-year-old London stockbroker, Nicholas Winton started hearing from friends in Prague that Jews were losing their jobs and their homes. A Christian with Jewish roots, he traveled to Prague to see what was happening.
Between March and August 1939, he arranged the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children. But his heroic actions remained a secret. For more than half a century, Winton did not speak about his unselfish act with anyone, not even his wife. It wasn't until his wife, Greta, unearthed an old leather briefcase containing lists of the children, letters from their parents and details of their evacuations that his secret was revealed.
Since his story was made public, Winton's "children" have been found and his "family" now numbers almost 6,000. "Nicky's Family" is the story of a man who took great risks 70 years ago and continues to inspire us all to make today's world a better place.
Docudrama/Czech Republic/English/96 minutes/2011
Audience Award for Best Documentary - 2012 Sedona International Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Documentary - 2012 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Documentary - 2011 Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Documentary - 2011 Montreal World Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Documentary - 2011 UK Jewish Film Festival
The Forum for the Preservation of Audio-Visual Memory - 2011 Jerusalem Film Festival
Audience Award - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (chosen from 275 films)
All ticket purchases for the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival are non-refundable. In the event a screening is cancelled due to inclement weather, an alternative screening date will be offered.
Levine Jewish Community Center (View)
5007 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
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