Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce

02/17/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/17/2017 11:40

Film Screening Persona Non Grata

"In 1985, Israel named him to the Righteous Among the Nations for his actions, the only

Japanese national to be so honored."

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami, Temple Beth El, The Pensacola Jewish Federation and

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida Invite you to attend the

Film Screening of Persona Non Grata Temple Beth El (800 N. Palafox, Pensacola, FL) Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Reception preceding, 5:30 - 5:55 p.m., in the lobby of the Temple Beth El

The movie Persona Non Grata tells the true story of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who acted against orders and saved thousands of Jewish lives from Nazi extermination during World War II. Mr. Sugihara was born in Yaotsu near the City of Gero, Japan.

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami is providing a special opportunity for showing the film in Pensacola, Gero's

sister city. This screening will take place during the visit of the 24th delegation

from Gero to Pensacola including 20 junior high school students and three adults at the beautiful Temple Beth El.

The program will begin with brief welcoming remarks by Rabbi Joel Fleekop; special remarks by Hon. Ken Okaniwa, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Miami; and greetings by the Gero delegation.

Questions may be sent to [email protected]