JHC Flicks: Unlikely Heroes (2003) 120mins

JHC Flicks will be screening the documentary Unlikely Heroes (2003) 120mins, (Australia/Israel). Directed by Richard Trank. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Sir Ben Kingsley, Unlikely Heroes chronicles the stories of Jewish resistance and individual heroism throughout the Nazi Holocaust. The film utilises rare film and photos discovered in archives across Europe and enhanced by weeks of newly filmed sequences in the locations where many of these stories actually occurred.

JHC survivor guide Ivan Jarny, who was a member of the partisans, will speak following the screening.

For most people, the idea of Jewish resistance or defiance during the Holocaust is limited to the heroism of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and a few isolated acts throughout World War II.  Contrary to the view of some that Jews caught in the terror of Hitler’s Europe were passive, Moriah Films’ latest documentary feature presents previously unknown stories of extraordinary men and women who exemplified the highest level of courage and human dignity during the most desperate days of the Holocaust.

The aim of JHC Flicks is to view and discuss films about the Holocaust, other genocides and human rights issues. Film screenings are followed by guest speakers and informal discussion.