Jewish Film Festival
Winner of over a dozen Audience Awards at festivals worldwide and the Best Documentary Award at both the Montreal World and Karlovy Vary International Film Festivals, this is the amazing story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a young British stockbroker who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Now 102-years-old, he did not speak of these events to anyone for more than half a century until his wife discovered a suitcase full of documents and transport plans in their attic 50 years later. This remarkable tale of “the British Schindler,” part documentary and part dramatic re-enactments, has inspired not only those he saved, but thousands of others to invest themselves in positive actions around the world.
Czech Republic | Slovak Republic, 2011, 96 min, In English, Directed by Matej Minac
“The stories of those he rescued are touching and moving, with the dramatizations effective, poignant, and subtle. A possible contender for best documentary. And for good reason.”
– Kari Rosenberg, TOTALLYJEWISH.COM