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7 PM Sunday April 6
Boston Premiere

Italy, 2002
126 minutes, color, video
Italian with English subtitles
Director: Alberto Negrin

This drama portrays Giorgio Perlasca's selfless courage in saving more than 5,000 Hungarian Jews during WWII. Perlasca becomes consumed by a sense of humanitarian duty after witnessing the persecution of Jews in Budapest. Passing himself off as Spanish Consul, he tricks the Nazis in a series of ingenious capers

Guest: Pierluigi Squillante, Consul General of Italy to New England

Discussant: Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University

Sponsor: The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts


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