Israel embassy to present Holocaust drama 'Son of Saul'
The Embassy of Israel will present Son of Saul, the Oscar-winning best foreign movie for 2016, and Beyond Duty, an exhibition acknowledging the Righteous Among the Nations and Holocaust survivors.
Together with the Embassy of Hungary and in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Film Institute, Son of Saul will screen on March 12, Monday, 7 p.m. at Cine Adarna at UP Diliman, Quezon City. Admission is free.
The embassies will also host two separate by-invitation screening events in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas.
In addition, the Lyceum of the Philippines Manila will host a forum about the Holocaust, and present the exhibition Beyond Duty.
“As we commemorate a year of jubilees, we are sharing multi-awarded movie Son of Saul to the Filipino audience. We are also presenting an exhibition honoring diplomats from the around the world who saved Jews from Nazi extermination and were recognized by Israel as Righteous Among the Nations,” said Israel embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Yulia Rachinsky-Spivakov.
“Through these film and exhibition, we are also looking back at the Open Doors of the Philippines and the Open Hearts of the Filipinos that saved 1,300 Jewish refugees during the darkest chapter of human history.”