Above the Drowning Sea

A documentary about Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe who, at a time when all doors were closed to them, found sanctuary in Shanghai, thanks to the intervention of Chinese diplomat Ho Feng Shan who as Chinese consul in Vienna defied the Nazis and his own government by issuing travel visas to the desperate refugees. The film tells the story from the point of view of the refugees and the Chinese people who sheltered them. In light of today's refugee crisis, an inspiring poetic tale about two peoples who found common cause and dignity in a world in chaos.

Year:
2017
Length:
88 minutes
Country:
Director:
Rene Balcer, Nicola Zavaglia
Poster for Above the Drowning Sea

Shown at

  1. 26th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  2. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  3. Charlotte Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  4. Columbia Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  5. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  6. Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - 2018

1 Response

  1. Steve Wenders says:

    Also, Official Selection at:

    Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2018
    Charlotte Jewish Film Festival 2018
    Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2018
    Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2018

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