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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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Additional Screening of "An Unknown Country" on Florida's PBS Station WPBT2

Dear friends of An Unknown Country:

I just learned there will be a third scheduled broadcast of An Unknown Country on Florida's PBS station WPBT2/Channel 2: Sunday, October 8 at 6 PM. 

The two other air dates on WPBT2: Mon., Oct. 2, 9:30 PM and Tue., Oct. 3, 3:30 AM. 

PBS station, WXEL/Channel 42 also airs the film on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 4 PM and Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 PM. 

WPBT 2/Channel 2 can be seen from Palm Beach to Miami and as far south as Key West. WXEL/Channel 42: from Vero Beach south to Boca Ratón and as far west as Okeechobee. On Comcast Cable it's Channel 6. On Direct TV it's Channel 42. 

Would greatly appreciate it if you share this info with family/friends in Florida. 

Many thanks,

Eva

Florida PBS Stations to Broadcast "An Unknown Country"

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Dear supporters of An Unknown Country:

Happy to report that two Florida PBS TV stations have joined the New York and Seattle stations and plan to air my film in early October. 

DATES: WPBT2/Channel Two will air Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:30 PM. For night owls: Tue., Oct. 3 at 3:30 AM. WXEL/Channel 42: Sunday, October 1 at 4 PM and Tuesday, October 3 at 3:30 PM.

Would appreciate it if you share this information with family/friends who you think might wish to see the film in Florida.

Channel Two can be seen from Palm Beach to Miami and as far south as Key West. Channel 42: from Vero Beach south to Boca Ratón and as far west as Okeechobee. On Comcast Cable it's Channel 6. On Direct TV it's Channel 42.

Many thanks,

Eva 

PBS broadcast of "An Unknown Country" in Seattle & British Columbia

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Dear supporters of An Unknown Country: 

Here is a chance to view my documentary in the Seattle area and parts of British Columbia & Oregon. In Seattle, WA it will air on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) TV station KCTS9, and in Yakima on the PBS TV station, KYVE. 

DATE: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Please share this information with friends/family in the region who you think might wish to view the film. 

The stations' signal also includes: Tacoma, WA, Olympia, WA, Everett, WA. Walla Walla via Charter cable channel 13. Via cable, available throughout Washington State and parts of British Columbia and Oregon. In Canada: via Bell TV Satellite, Shaw Cable channel 27 in Vancouver, BC, and channel 19 in Victoria, BC. Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta, Canada via Shaw cable channel 204.

Thanks,

Eva

"An Unknown Country" Broadcast Premiere on PBS Station Channel 13 - June 12, 10 PM

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I'm proud to announce the premiere of  An Unknown Country  on the PBS TV station Thirteen/WNET in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut - Monday, June 12 at 10 PM. For night owls there will be a repeat broadcast Tuesday, June 20 at 4 AM. Check your local listings and if you can’t catch it live, set your DVR for later viewing at your leisure.

Please spread the word! If you’ve seen the film, here’s a great way to see it again and share it with others. If you’ve missed it, here’s your chance to see an important story previously untold on film. If you enjoy it, please let the station know you want to see it again and often.

An Unknown Country tells the story of European Jews who fled Nazi persecution and the rising Holocaust to find refuge in Ecuador. Their poignant experience is a lesson in survival and adaptation—a story now more timely than ever as forced emigration has become a major issue of our time. The film shows how the exiles remade their lives in what was for them an exotic, unfamiliar land, and it highlights their contributions to many aspects of life in their host country.

Screenings in San Antonio, Texas

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The San Antonio Public Library will hold screenings of "An Unknown Country" as part of a series about the Holocaust. The Jan. 14 screening will be at the Great Northwest Library branch at 2 PM (9050 Wellwood). The screening on Jan. 29 will be at the Central Library branch at 2 PM (600 Soledad). Following both screenings Eva Balcazar will share her memoirs of escape from Germany with her family to find refuge in Ecuador. If you know people in the San Antonio area, please share this information with them. 

I'm also happy to report that WNET/Channel Thirteen and other PBS stations in the New York area plan to air  "An Unknown Country." No firm dates yet but will keep you informed. 

Again, thanks for your support of this project.

Eva