The Canadian Film Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa, will present a special screening of 50 Italians on Tuesday, January 27th, the international memorial date commemorating the victims of the Holocaust.
Released in 2008, 50 Italians is the feature-length documentary film directed by Flaminia Lubin which tells the stories of 50 high-ranking Italian diplomats and generals who helped nearly 50,000 Jewish Italians and non-Italians escape persecution, deportation and death during the Second World War. The film follows events from 1940 until the declaration of the armistice between the United States and Italy on September 8, 1943.
The film will be presented in English and Italian with English subtitles at Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington Street) at 8:00 p.m on Tuesday, January 27th. Admission is complementary. To reserve your seat in advance please contact the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa by telephone at 613-232-2401 before January 26th.
The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) was incorporated in 1935 as a federally-chartered, nongovernmental, non-profit cultural organization. Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2015, it is the oldest film institution in Canada and the second oldest film institute in the world. More information about the organization can be found online at www.cfi-icf.ca.
50 Italians Short Summary:
In Italy’s occupied territories - Yugoslavia, and the South of France and Greece - 50 high-ranking Italian diplomats and generals, decide to do what they can in order to help Jews escape Hitler’s “final solution”. The film follows events from 1940 until the declaration of the armistice between the US and Italy on September 8, 1943.
50 Italians Trailer: http://vimeo.com/18486737