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A documentary about European Jews who fled Europe to escape the Nazis and found refuge in Ecuador.
A documentary about European Jews who fled Europe to escape the Nazis and found refuge in Ecuador.
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Film Screening: June 5, 1:30 PM

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Dear friends,

My apologies if you've  already received this notice. This time I am not promoting my documentary but someone else's film to be screened at this year's Ecuadorian Film Festival in New York, which takes place from June 2 to 5. Here is the link: http://www.ecuadorianfilmfest.com

The film, "And There was Fire in the Center of the Earth," directed by Bernhard Hetzenauer, will be shown at the festival on Sunday, June 5, 1:30 PM at Syndicated Theater, Bar & Restaurant, 40 Bogart Street, Brooklyn--easily reached from Manhattan by subway on the L line to the Morgan Avenue stop. 

This film tells the story of Vera Kohn, who is also featured in my film. In 1939 she fled Nazi persecution in Czechoslovakia to find refuge with her family in Ecuador. After a career as a leading actress in Quito, she became a practicing psychologist and teacher of Zen meditation in her adopted country. In this film, the director contrasts and merges Vera’s story with his personal questions of collective guilt and individual responsibility as he attempts to come to terms with his family’s legacy: his Austrian grandfather had been a member of the SS, the Nazi party’s military elite corps. 

Please spread the word about this screening to friends and family in the New York  area. Consider attending the festival. Ecuador's cinema is growing and developing a unique identity. 

The festival will donate half the proceeds from ticket sales to the Ecuadorian Shelter Initiative (www.Ecuadorianshelterinitiative.org) which supports programs that assist victims of Ecuador's recent earthquake with shelters and housing reconstruction.

Thanks.

Eva

Screening of "An Unknown Country" at Florida Film Festival

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I am happy to report that my film was selected by the Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida. The screening will take place Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4 PM at American Stage, 163 3rd Street North. This screening is sponsored by the Florida Holocaust Museum. 

If you know residents of the Tampa-St. Petersburg area you think might be interested in attending, please share this information with them. 

Here's the link for more information and tickets:

http://sunscreen-filmfestival.ticketleap.com/an-unknown-country/

Thanks,

Eva

Screening of "An Unknown Country" March 22, 2016

Dear friends of An Unknown Country,

I am happy to report that a screening of my documentary will take place Tuesday, March 22 at 7 PM at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street, New York City. Hope to see some of you at this event.  Kindly share this information with anyone you think might be interested in attending. 

This screening is sponsored by New York Women in Film and Television--NYWIFT. Please access event information and registration with this link: http://www.nywift.org/newsletter.aspx?id=5902

Thanks for your support of this project.

Eva

Tickets are $6 for NYWIFT members. $8 for students, seniors, Women Make Movies, DCTV, IFP, Center for Communications, Imagination, AAWIC members. $10 general admission. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the screening at the Anthology Box Office. Cash Only. Credit cards are not accepted at the Box Office. RSVP by prepayment online.

Screening of "An Unknown Country" June 20 in NYC

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Dear supporters of An Unknown Country:

Great news! Another screening of my film will take place in New York on Saturday, June 20th, 5:55 PM. It's been selected by the Ecuadorian Film Festival in New York. The festival begins June 17 at Tribeca Cinemas in Manhattan. 

We need to fill the theater and hope you can help spread the word. Here is a flyer with all the information you'll need, including how to order free tickets. Please share the info with those you think might be interested in seeing the film.

I'd be most grateful for your help.

Thanks,

Eva

Screening of AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY
Screening of AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY

Screening this Saturday in Manhattan

Dear supporters of An Unknown Country,

Good news:  An Unknown Country will be screened in New York City at the 20th Lower East Side Festival of the Arts on Saturday, May 23, 1:40 PM. Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th Streets), Manhattan. Free admission.

I will be there for the post-screening Q&A. Other films will also be shown that day from 1 PM to midnight.

Please spread the word to family/friends/acquaintances in the New York area. 

Thank you.

Eva