Why is the Chinese American Museum screening a documentary about Jewish refugees?

See Trailer - Above the Drowning Sea

Join the Chinese American Museum DC for a presentation of the acclaimed documentary, Above the Drowning Sea. Above the Drowning Sea recounts the courageous intervention of Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese Consul in Vienna who defied his own government and braved the Gestapo to issue visas to the refugees.

Jewish refugees and the Chinese residents of Shanghai who helped them survive in China recount their experiences, terrors and deprivations as well as the remarkable friendships forged across cultures, friendships that survive to this day.

Shot in six countries over four continents, this award-winning film takes you on an inspiring and emotional journey across time and across the world. Truly a story that could have been ripped from today’s headlines, the film vividly celebrates the every-day heroism and humanity of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances.

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:30pm
University of California Washington Center (next door to the museum)
1608 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
$10. Register online