Above the Drowning Sea recounts the dramatic escape of Jews from Nazi Europe to China.
When no country would take them, a door opened in far-away Shanghai, an “open city” in chaos from foreign invasion and civil war. Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese Consul in Vienna, defied his own government and the Gestapo to do the right thing. Jewish refugees and the Chinese who helped them recount their terrors and the remarkable friendships forged across cultures. Shot in six countries over four continents, this award-winning film takes you on an inspiring and emotional journey across time and across the world. Truly a story that could have been ripped from today’s headlines, the film vividly celebrates the every-day heroism and humanity of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances. To learn more about the film, please visit www.abovethedrowningsea.com.
Sponsored by: Susan Mathews, LIV Sotheby’s
- Colorado Premiere
About the film
- Director: Rene Balcer, Nicola Zavaglia
- 2017/Canada/88 minutes
- English and Chinese with English subtitles
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