Complicit: A Documentary movie screening
Join us for this Wonderful Upcoming Program
Thursday, May 9 - 7:00pm at
The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
Complicit: The Untold Story of Why the Roosevelt Administration Denied Safe Haven to Refugees
A Documentary movie screening, with a Q&A to follow from the Filmmaker along with discussion about refugees in America today
Join Friends of Chapp PAC to view this very compelling documentary film story that explores the refusal of Cuba, the U.S. and Canada to grant safe haven to Jewish refugees on board the SS St. Louis in 1939. The film features interviews with refugees from the ill-fated ship, puts FDR "on trial" for his involvement, and shows never-before-seen footage of a U.S. Special Envoy's effort to expose America's inadequate response to the crisis.
Then, filmmaker Ruth Kalish, who co-produced and co-directed the film will be at the event for a post screening discussion and Q&A. In addition, Jane Ginns, who is on the Board of Directors of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), will speak about America's current refugee policies and related immigration issues.