Latino and Jewish teenage actors in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood take us on an extraordinary journey to explore the forgotten history of Jewish refugees from Hitler in the Dominican Republic.
Sosúa: Make a Better World tells the story of the teenagers, who together with the legendary theater director, Liz Swados, put on a musical about the Dominican rescue of 800 Jews from Hitler’s Germany. Award winning filmmakers Peter Miller and Renee Silverman interweave an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the neighborhood with this little-known Holocaust story.
Film Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Dana Room
The John Cotton Dana Library
185 University Ave.
Rutgers University – Newark
Robert W. Snyder
Rutgers University – Newark, Author of Crossing Broadway:
Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City
Director and Producer
Director, Producer, and Cinematographer
John Gutierrez & Nomi Nesher
This event is cosponsored by the American Studies Program; the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media; the Department of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University—Newark; and the Federated Department of History at Rutgers University—Newark and NJIT.