Harbor from the Holocaust | WKAR

September 17, 2020
7:00pm Eastern Time
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Welcome to the WKAR screener of Harbor from the Holocaust, with special guest filmmaker Violet Du Feng.

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5 minutes

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Harbor from the Holocaust

Harbor from the Holocaust is the story of nearly 20,000 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II, to the Chinese port city of Shanghai. Explore the extraordinary relationship of these Jews and their adopted city of Shanghai, even through the bitter years of Japanese occupation 1937-1945 and the Chinese civil war that followed.

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90 minutes



  • Violet Du Feng

    Violet Du Feng is an independent documentarian. Her producing credits include SINGING IN THE WILDERNESS (Hot Docs premiere), CONFUCIAN DREAM (Karlovy Vary Special Jury Award, Chinese Documentary Academy Award), MAINELAND (Jury Winners of SXSW and IFF Boston, NYTimes Critic's Pick), and PLEASE REMEMBER ME (IDFA premiere, GZDoc Best Documentary, Chinese Academy Documentary Award nomination, Doc Impact Hi5). Her films have screened at over 120 international festivals and institutions, with US and Chinese theatrical releases, public broadcasts and digitally released globally on multiple platforms. Feng started her career as a co-producer on the critically acclaimed 2007 Sundance Special Jury winner, Peabody and Emmy winner NANKING, which was distributed theatrically around 30 countries throughout the world, and was the highest grossing documentary in China. Violet is the producer of the forthcoming film PEOPLE’S HOSPITAL and a director of her first feature length documentary HIDDEN LETTERS. Born in Shanghai and based in New York. Violet holds a bachelor’s degree journalism and received her MFA in journalism from University of California at Berkeley. Feng is a Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. Her work has received support from funders such as Sundance, ITVS, IDA, Ford Foundation, Chicken & Egg and Doc Society. Feng is a consulting producer for CNEX, the Chinese Documentary Foundation, and a consulting programmer for Shanghai International Film Festival.

  • Julie Sochay

    Julie Sochay is WKAR's Sr. Director of Content and Communication.

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