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“Rescue in the Philippines” to be shown at UN and US Capitol in Nov.

/ 06:03 AM October 29, 2013

NEW YORK—Acclaimed documentary film “Rescue in the Philippines” will be shown at the United Nations headquarters and the US Capitol in November.

Narrated by actor Liev Schrieber, “Rescue in the Philippines” is the story of an eclectic group of poker buddies who acted during one of history’s darkest eras to save 1,300 Jews from Nazi tyranny.

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These rescuers were Manuel Quezon, the President of the Philippines; Paul McNutt, US High Commissioner; Army Colonel Dwight Eisenhower; and the Frieder brothers, Cincinnati-based cigar makers.

Since April 1st, “Rescue…” has aired over 890 times on 388 PBS stations nationwide. The New York Times called it “heartbreaking as it is courageous.”

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The one-hour film will be screened at the UN on 47th Street and First Avenue, New York City, starting at 6:30 p.m.

In Washington, DC, House Speaker John Boehner, Susan Eisenhower, Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia and Israel Ambassador Michael Oren will be guests at the Capitol’s Cannon Caucus Room reception/screening on Nov. 12, also starting at 6:30 p.m.

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