An Unknown Country
An Unknown Country 01
Söndag (Sunday) 08 November, kl. 16:00, Stadsbiblioteketet - Stora salen
USA 2015 | Dokumentär | 93 min
Regi: Eva Zelig
Filmen fångar och bevarar ett kollektivt minne som vittnar om en av de mest upprörande perioderna under 1900-talet. En välgjorts dokumentär om en tänkvärd historia. An Unknown Country tells the story of European Jews who escaped Nazi persecution to find refuge in an unlikely destination: Ecuador, a South American republic barely known at the time. Featuring first hand accounts and archival material, the film follows the exiles' perilous escape and difficult adjustment as they remade their lives in what was for them an exotic, unfamiliar land. Through their testimonies, the film chronicles their heartbreaking search for a country that would take them in when most had closed their doors. The exiles' poignant experience is a lesson in survival and perseverance. The film captures and preserves the stories of a community that witnessed and endured one of the most harrowing periods of the 20th century.