of the film
you to a screening of the film
Wednesday, April 13, 6.00 pm
Buried Alive, directed by David Harel, carefully reconstructs the true story of a young man who became one of the great heroes of World War II without wearing a uniform or firing a gun. Raoul Wallenberg, a wealthy Swedish protestant, personally saved the lives of at least 100,000 Hungarian Jews from the Nazi Holocaust. In accomplishing this feat, Wallenberg himself disappeared into the unfathomable labyrinth of the Soviet prisons. The film contains a wealth of archival material that graphically shows the rise of the ruthless "Arrowcross Nazis" in Hungary. A stounding footage of ghetto pogroms and the enforced death marches are interwoven with interviews with survivors who owe their lives to Wallenberg, and those who have reported seeing him alive. Buried Alive provides the most detailed and moving exploration of one of the modern world's heroic tragedies. The film won the Genie Award (Canadian Academy Award) for Best Theatrical Documentary in 1985.
After the film, Judith Saly will share her personal experience and memories of the diplomat who rescued thousands from the Third Reich during WWll. The audience will have an opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A with her.
compelling documentary, which is filled with the life of its subject."