Above the Drowning Sea tells the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai, an “open city,” itself in chaos from foreign invasion and civil war. Shot in six countries over four continents, the film takes you on an inspiring emotional journey across time and across the world. Jewish refugees and the Chinese residents of Shanghai recount their experiences, terrors and deprivations as well as the remarkable friendships that survive to this day. Truly a story that could have been ripped from today’s headlines, the film vividly celebrates the heroism and humanity of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances. tickets via https://riff.eventive.org/schedule/5a9c0b169d1c3e00143db0bb
Special guest, Rene Balcer, a top influencer in television and film will present his feature documentary, Above the Drowning Sea with co-executive Producer, Carolyn & Hsu Balcer. Rene Balcer is a co-Creator, writer, and executive producer of Law & Order.