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TFFA and Putnam present Two Oscar-Winning Films and a Virtual Q&A with Oscar-winning Director for Out of Darkness Event Oct. 9

SAVE THE DATE! Two short Academy Award® winning films will screen free in the GIANT Screen Theater at the Putnam Museum and Science Center on Sunday, October 9th, 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. as part of the Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today fall program. Truth First Film Alliance has partnered with the Putnam Museum to bring One Survivor Remembers, and Visas and Virtue to the Quad Cities.

One survivor remembers (1)

One Survivor Remembers is an Oscar-winning documentary that tells the story of Gerda Weissman Klein and her six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty.

Visas and virtue

Visas and Virtue, an Oscar-winning docudrama, will also be shown. Inspired by the true story of Holocaust rescuer Chiune "Sempo" Sugihara, who is known as "The Japanese Schindler," this film portrays his experience issuing illegal transit visas to Polish and Lithuanian Jews enabling thousands to escape the Holocaust.

Chris Tashima oscarVisas & Virtue director Chris Tashima and producer Chris Donahue.

The films will be followed by a virtual Q&A with the director and star of Visas and Virtue, Chris Tashima.

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Truth First Film Alliance, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports and encourages the production and exhibition of documentary films, and narrative films based on true stories, through public presentations and educational programs in the Quad Cities region. For more information, visit TruthFirstFilmAlliance.org.

The Putnam Museum brings to life a sense of place, time and purpose to ignite human potential and inspire our diverse community to learn about and care for our world and all its people. For more than 150 years, guests have experienced the Putnam’s permanent exhibits ranging from Unearthing Ancient Egypt to our family-favorite science galleries, as well as an array of programs and internationally recognized traveling exhibits. The Putnam is dedicated to helping guests discover and explore in a friendly and engaging atmosphere, including wheelchair access throughout the museum and theater, sensory friendly maps and backpacks, and wheelchairs available to borrow upon request. Visit Putnam.org for more information.

Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today is community-wide collaborative project that provides programming to counter the damaging issues of persecution and discrimination that surrounded the Holocaust but are also still prevalent today. Out of Darkness programs promote dignity, diversity, equity, democratic values, human rights, and the power of the human spirit within their community. For more information about this project, visit https://www.outofdarknessqc.com.


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