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Free Film Screening of “Persona Non Grata”

March 30, 2017
  • Location: Temple Beth El
  • 800 N Palafox St
  • Pensacola, FL 32501
  • (850) 432-0503 phone
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Join the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, Temple Beth El, the Pensacola Jewish Federation and the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida for a special film screening of “Persona Non Grata” on Thursday, March 30 at Temple Beth El.

A pre-screening reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by welcoming remarks at 6 p.m. by Deputy Consul General of Japan for Florida Takahiro Ogihara, who will speak about the film’s real-life protagonist, Chiune Sugihara, commonly referred to as “Japan’s Schindler.” The screening will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Sugihara served as a Japanese Consul in Lithuania during World War II. “Persona Non Grata” depicts Sugihara’s role in saving the lives of thousands of Jews by issuing them transit visas, helping them flee from danger. “Persona Non Grata” is 139 minutes in length. The film is in Japanese and features English subtitles.