Nobody Wants Us Virtual Screening & Discussion
Thurs. Feb. 4th @ 7:00pm
Come together to virtually screen the documentary, Nobody Wants Us then join in for a post-screening discussion with award-winning film director and producer, Laura Seltzer-Duny, about our community heroes – then and now.
Sally Morewitz Seltzer is the voice of Elise Levy Margolius, Norfolk NJCW President in 1940 who housed & fed the refugees when in Norfolk
Steven Seltzer is the voice of Harry L. Morewitz, Newport News Lawyer in 1940
Sara Traster is the voice of Sallie Rome Morewitz, Newport News legal secretary who helped save the Holocaust refugees on the SS Quanza
In September 1940, three teenagers were trapped on a steamship in the port of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Along with 83 other exhausted refugees, they were hoping to be allowed on American soil — where millions of others in distress had safely landed before them. Times had changed and America was turning away refugees at this critical time in history. Would these families be turned away too?
Nobody Wants Us is their story.
The relevance of this documentary goes far beyond the historical significance of the Steamship Quanza. It addresses how the United States has responded to these refugees fleeing war torn Europe and encourages us to consider our reaction to refugees today. The film reinforces the concept of helping those in need when the world seems against them.
This 43-Minute Award-Winning PBS film is part of a comprehensive educational program that Seltzer Film & Video is distributing to Junior and High Schools around the country.
Help the filmmakers distribute this film by making a contribution HERE.
Free event and open to the community.
To register for the program, click HERE