June 12, 2017Time:
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Besa is the story of the Albanian people--almost all of them Muslims--who were guided by their traditional honor code to save nearly 2,000 Jews from the Holocaust. This tale of fundamental decency and courage was nearly lost forever in the decades after World War II, until a Jewish American photographer set out to help Albanian Rexhep Hoxha find the Jewish man his father sheltered as a young child 60 years before, in order to fulfill a wartime oath. When Hoxha finally finds the man who had been hidden with his family, an intense personal drama is set in motion.
Discussion follows with producer Jason Williams.
Movie still from Besa: The Promise