to the Premiere Film Screening Party for the Documentary “Nobody Wants Us”
Please RSVP by January 9, 2019
We’ve had such a great response! Space is now limited for both passport members and guests.
If you are planning to attend and are not on the RSVP list we may not have room so make your reservation today.
Call 757-930-1422 for Ticket Availability
About the Film: “Nobody Wants Us” is a documentary that tells the story of some of the last refugees allowed into the United States until the end of World War II. With the help of Newport News, Virginia maritime lawyer, JL Morewitz, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and a State Department employee, they eventually found freedom on the shores of Hampton, VA.
These stories including the stories of how the women in the Norfolk chapter of National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) helped on the ground, speak volumes about the inherent goodness of others at a time when the world seemed against refuges.
About the Photo:
European refugees on the SS Quanza in the port of Norfolk as they hope to be allowed into the US. Photo of Rose reaching out to her husband who came to the US a year prior. Photo by Charles Borjes, for Virginian Pilot in Sept. 1940
About the Director: Award-winning PBS Producer, Laura Seltzer-Duny grew up in Newport News, VA and has been producing and directing TV documentaries and educational programs for over 15 years. She founded Seltzer Film & Video, LLC because of her passion for producing videos that inspire change for nonprofits and causes that she believes in.
About the Panel Discussion: Concluding the film, a Panel Discussion moderated by Paula L. Bazemore, the Hampton Roads Program Manager for Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) will include how the film parallels with what is happening in our communities now regarding refugees.