About This Event
Persona Non Grata by director Cellin Gluck depicts the life of Chiune Sugihara who is often described as the “Japanese Schindler.” This Japanese diplomat and world-class spy is posted in Lithuania from 1939 to 1940 and gathers intelligence on European affairs. As WWII begins and Germany invades Poland, Jewish refugees flee to Lithuania. In search of transit visas, they turn to Sugihara, who is torn between his loyalty to his country and his commitment to humanity. 139 minutes. In Japanese with English subtitles. Film website: http://www.7thart.com/films/Persona-Non-Grata
Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl
All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Location: Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building).