Nicky's Family at the Jerusalem Film Festival
04.07.2011 / 15:23
The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the Czech film by Matej Minac - Nicky's Family presented at the 28th JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL.
The Embassy of the Czech Republic cordially invites you tothe 28th JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL 7 – 16 / 7 / 2011 where the Czech Film
NICKY’S FAMILY by Matej Minac
will be screened
on Tuesday, 12.07.2011, 17.45 in Jerusalem Cinemateque
in the presence of film director Matej Minac, Czech Ambasador H.E. Tomas Pojar and one of the Winton´s kids Mr. Hugo Marom
Friday, 08.07.2011, 17.30
Monday, 11.07.2011, 19.45
In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Sir Nicholas Winton was preparing to take a vacation when he received a call from a friend who told him that he was leaving for Prague and needed his help. Winton didn’t hesitate and changed his plans. In Prague, he learned about the refugees fleeing Hitler’s army and about the many children who were in danger of losing their lives. Winton decided to take action and by September 1939, he managed to arrange visas and admission to British families for nearly 700 Central European mostly Jewish children. After the War, he returned to his private life and never mentioned this incident. Fifty years later, his wife found a scrapbook full of documents and transport plans….
Award-winning team Director Matej Minac and production partner Patrik Pass present a moving portrait of a man who took heroic risks during wartime to save the lives of others. Today, 102-year-old Nicholas Winton is unbelievably active and still engaged in charity work. He is surrounded by his children, his grandchildren, and of course, all of his rescued “children” who today represent almost 6,000 people. “To remember only historical facts is not enough. We should concentrate more on the positive side of history and thus learn kindness, love, honesty, morality and mutual help and compassion” (Nicholas Winton, 2009).