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August Film Club: Sosua: Make a Better World
Sunday 17 August 2014, 02:00pm - 05:00pm
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KOH Film Club

Sunday, August 17 2 p.m. This month's selection is the film, "Sousa: Make a Better World".

SOSUA: MAKE A BETTER WORLD tells the story of Jewish and Dominican teenagers in New York City's Washington Heights, who under the direction of the legendary theater director, Liz Swados, put on a musical about the Dominican Republic's rescue of 800 Jews from Hitlerʼs Germany. Through the young actors' eyes, we are introduced to a morally complex history in which the Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo took in the Jews, largely because they were white. At the same time, he was murdering tens of thousands of Haitians because they were not. Although this little-known Holocaust story is the seed of the theatrical presentation, the film’s main story lies in the present: a disparate group of young, untested, talented Dominican and Jewish kids – through dancing, singing, crying and creating theater together – form new bonds forged on old ties.

$5 suggested donation

Location Kashenberg Ostrow Hayward Library and Cultural Center
2300 Sierra Blvd
Sacramento
CA
95825