NW Premier – Above the Drowning Sea

16 May, 2021 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
NW Premier - Above the Drowning Sea
NW PREMIER- Film Screening, Interview Emmy Award Director & Producer, Raffles
2:30 pm | Welcome & Intro
2:40 pm | Film Screening
4:10 pm | Meet Director Rene Balcer & his team
4:30 pm | Raffle drawing
To celebrate API and Jewish Heritage Month in May, ​NAWMBA Seattle is hosting an award-winning film “Above the Drowning Sea”, directed by Emmy Award director & producer Rene Balcer and narrated by Golden Globes & Emmy Award-winning actress Julianna Margulies.
Above the Drowning Sea, a stylish documentary, tells the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War II. As Hitler’s forces sought to expel the Jews from Europe, no other country would open its doors to the refugees. Their lives at stake, the refugees desperately looked for a way out from what would become the Holocaust. Then, a door opened on the east coast of far-away China, in Shanghai, an “open city” itself in chaos from foreign invasion and civil war. But getting there required a “golden” document to get out of Nazi Europe — a visa from China….

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