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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust this week at the FDCP Cinematheque

This week the FDCP Iloilo Cinematheque presents a screening of an eye-opening documentary entitled "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust". A one-hour documentary about that chronicles an intricate international plan of rescue and resettlement that saved 1,300 Jews from certain death in Nazi concentration camps. This intricately-well-research documentary by Russell Hodge, Cynthia Scott-Johnson, Terry Irving, and Jenny Gebhardt is narrated by superstar Liev Schrieber (The Sum of All Fears, Ray Donovan). The screening runs this week, from October 7 up till October 12, 2014 with 3:30 and 5:30 PM screenings up till Friday, and 1:30 and 3:30 PM screenings on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is Free. The FDCP Cinematheque is located at the B&C Square Bldg., Solis St., Iloilo City. [hit the jump to continue]

In pre-war Manila, an unlikely mix of poker players gathered to save lives. Five Jewish-American cigar makers from Cincinnati. The president of the Philippines. A future president of the United States. A U.S.High Commissioner. The high- profile group of poker buddies — Col. Dwight Eisenhower, First Philippine President Manuel Quezon, the U.S. High Commissioner Paul McNutt, and the Frieder brothers,  Cincinnati businessmen who made two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-World War II Manila – devised the plan to save as many Jewish families from Nazi slaughter. This documentary travels across the globe and tells first-hand accounts of this compelling story. This film comes from the producers from 3 Roads Communications who have also brought the award-winning show “The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman”, “Legends of Airpower”, and “For the Love of their Brother” to public television stations in the US. Meticulously researched, the documentary takes viewers on a fascinating journey of five American brothers from the Midwest who leveraged their political friendships in the Philippines to plot the rescue of as many Jewish refugees as possible. Through interviews with historians, friends and relatives of participants, and first-person accounts from survivors who share their harrowing stories of escape to the Philippines, the documentary details how late-night poker games evolved into a call to action that saved hundreds of lives.

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