Sugihara Survivors: Jewish and Japanese, past and future

Sugihara Survivors: Jewish and Japanese, past and future
Sugihara Survivors: Jewish and Japanese, past and future Sugihara Survivors: Jewish and Japanese, past and future Sugihara Survivors: Jewish and Japanese, past and future

Sugihara Survivors: Jewish and Japanese, past and future (2017)

Country: United Kingdom, Japan

Duration: 25 min

Genre: Drama
Director: Junichi Kajioka
Screenplay: Junichi Kajioka
Producers: David Burrell, Junichi Kajioka
Cinematographers: Bryan Hamilton, Junichi Kajioka, Hiroshi Saeki
Composer: Yasuhiko Fukuoka
Editor: Junichi Kajioka
Cast: Akira Kitade, Judith Crawley, Benjamin Fishoff, Sumio Kusaka

Nomination: Competition, Documentary Short

Age limitations: 6+

Plot

This is a short documentary film about Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 Jewish people in WWII, and some of the "Sugihara survivors", who he helped save. The film shows a Japanese writer, Akira Kitade, trying to trace the identities of some of the survivors.

Rewards and nominations

  • New York Peace Film Festival, USA, 2017 - Official Selection
  • Nalanda International Film Festival, India, 2017 - Official Selection
  • Brundibár Arts Festival, UK, 2017 - Official Selection

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