May 12 - May 14, 2017
Directed by Niki Caro
Rated PG-13, 124 min.
Underwritten by Humane Society of Utah
This is the real-life story of one working wife and mother who saved hundreds during World War II. Antonina and her husband own the Warsaw Zoo. When the Germans invade, they are stunned and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance putting into action a plan to rescue people from the Warsaw Ghetto.
Post-film discussion on Saturday night only with Prof. Amos N. Guiora, author of The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust.
About Amos N. Guiora:
Dr. Guiora is Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) in the Israel Defense Forces. He is actively involved in the effort to legislate Holocaust-Genocide education in Utah public schools. He is the author of several books, including Freedom from Religion: Rights and National Security (2009) and Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Protecting Extremism (2014).
A singular, thrilling portrait, filled with surprises and moving performances. - LA Weekly
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