PERSONA NON GRATA
Historical Biography | Japan (2016) | 139 minutes
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 7:00 PM (Japanese with English Subtitles)
Palm Beach County Premiere: Winner Best Feature Film
The true story of Chiune Sigihara, a brave man who acted against orders and is the only Japanese recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government and honored at Yad Vashem. Sugihara was Japan’s Consul in Lithuania during WWII. Caught amid the rigid policies of Japan which was bound by a treaty with Nazi Germany, Sugihara put his career and family at great risk by issuing transit visas to European refugees, helping more than 6,000 Jews escape to Japanese territory.
DIRECTOR: CELLIN GLUCK
Sponsors: Nina & Marty Rosenzweig, Rubens Family Foundation; Partners: American Jewish Committee, The March of the Living
Cellin Gluck was born in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, the son of an Jewish-American father and a Japanese-American mother. He has worked in the Hollywood film industry for over three decades. This is his third feature film.