Virtual film and discussion: Persona Non Grata, The Story of Chiune Sugihara

Sousa Mendes Foundation Presents

Virtual film and discussion:  Persona Non Grata, The Story of Chiune Sugihara

You’re invited to join us for an online film-and-discussion event about the award-winning feature film Persona Non Grata by Cellin Gluck and starring Toshiaki Karasawa as the Holocaust rescuer Chiune “Sempo” Sugihara.  Pre-registration is required  Registration will close on Thursday, May 14 at 10 p.m. US Eastern Time.

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About the Panelists

Award-winning filmmaker Cellin Gluck was born in Wakayama, Japan to American parents — a Jewish New Yorker father and a Japanese-American mother from California (via wartime “relocation” in Rohwer, AK).  Believing that his greatest asset is his multicultural upbringing, Cellin knows that his own “composition” gives him an innate sensibility for things both Eastern and Western — allowing him to bridge cultures visually, viscerally, artistically and emotionally.


Dr. Mordecai Paldiel headed the Righteous Among the Nations Department at Yad Vashem from 1982-2007.  His books include The Path of the RighteousSheltering the JewsSaving the JewsDiplomat Heroes of the HolocaustSaving One’s Own: Jewish Rescuers During the Holocaust and The Righteous Among the Nations. He currently teaches at Stern College and Touro College and serves on the Board of the Sousa Mendes Foundation.


May 17 2020


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Virtual Event


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