Screening and Conversation@PAM: Above the Drowning Sea

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), Wallis Annenberg Hall Auditorium, ANN L105A
3630 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Above the Drowning Sea is a documentary about Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe who found sanctuary in Shanghai thanks to the intervention of Chinese diplomat Ho Feng Shan. The film tells the story from the point of view of the refugees and the Chinese people who sheltered them. In light of today's refugee crisis, Above the Drowning Sea is an inspiring poetic tale about two peoples who found common cause and dignity in a world in chaos. Directed by Nicola Zavaglia and Rene Balcer. Narrated by Juliana Margulies.

Followed by a panel conversation with:
Rene Balcer (Director, Above the Drowning Sea)
Clayton Dube (Director, USC U.S.-China Institute)
Kori Street (Director of Education, USC Shoah Foundation)
Keith Eisner (Son of Jewish refugee to China)

Presented by USC Pacific Asia Museum. Co-sponsored by USC U.S-China Institute and USC Shoah Foundation.

Event Type

Arts, Film Screening


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus



Pacific Asia Museum


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