Sosua: Make a Better World

A new documentary about community, history, the power of the arts, and the promise of diversity. The hour-long film tells the story of Dominican and Jewish teenagers in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood, who together with the legendary theater director Liz Swados, put on a musical about the Dominican Republic's rescue of 800 Jews from Hitler. Award-winning filmmakers Peter Miller and Renée Silverman interweave this little-known - and racially complex - Holocaust story with an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the making of the theater production. In a neighborhood where Jews and Latinos live side by side but rarely interact, the theater project brings its young actors on an extraordinary journey of discovery of what unites them - both in the past and in the present.

Year:
2012
Length:
53 minutes
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Shown at

  1. 30th Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film - 2015
  2. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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