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Thu, Nov 03


Film Streaming on Eventive & Zoom Talk


An Online Film & Presentation on Aristides de Sousa Mendes

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Time & Location

Nov 03, 2022, 12:00 AM PDT – Nov 07, 2022, 11:59 PM PST

Film Streaming on Eventive & Zoom Talk

About the Event

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Under One Tent joins the EBIJFF in the latter's presentation of the emotionally powerful drama Disobedience, which will stream online from November 3 through November 7 on the Eventive platform.

Former director of the JCRC of the East Bay, Robert Jacobvitz, and Sheila Abranches, a descendant of Portuguese Consul General Aristides de Sousa Mendes, will explore the life of the late diplomat and his courageous efforts during WWII in to save Jewish lives. This presentation will be on Sunday, November 6, at 7 PM PDT.

France / Biography, Drama, History / 2008 / French with English subtitles / 104 minutes - Watch trailer here

Synopsis: June 1940 — A refugee crisis of historic proportions. Paris is occupied. Millions of refugees fleeing the advancing Nazi troops rush to Bordeaux, in the South of France. A veritable sea of humanity comes seeking passage to England, Spain, Portugal, and, by these routes, to America. An anxious crowd surrounds the Consulate of Portugal, an officially “neutral” nation. The Portuguese Consul, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, has been forbidden by his country’s Prime Minister Salazar to open Portugal’s borders to “undesirables” – specifically Jews, refugees from occupied countries, and “stateless” persons. The Consul, plunged into a moral crisis, takes to his bed for three days. Should he disobey and thus jeopardize his career and the safety of his family? When he emerges from his room, he announces his decision.

Admission including the film streaming and the speaker event:  $10. Free for IJWC Year-round 2022-23 subscribers who will receive complimentary registration to both.  Registration will begin soon. Upon registration, you will receive the Zoom link. We will send an email reminder with the Zoom link to join the speaker event an hour before it begins, from "IJWC Year-round Events." If you don't see this email, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve it. We suggest adding "" to your contacts as well.

Sponsored by the EBIJFF. Co-sponsors: CCJCC. In partnership with Cong. B’nai Shalom, cong. B'nai Tikvah,  and Diablo Valley Hadassah.

Underwritten by the Goodman Family Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

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