In 1939, Nicholas Winton, at the time a young English stockbroker, personally saved the lives of 669 children, mostly Jews, from the Nazi-held Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. This moving film chronicles his heroic act, which he kept secret for 50 years, not even telling his wife. When he came to Prague on a business trip in 1939, he sensed clearly the fate that awaited Czech Jews. He decided immediately to set up an office for refugee children, processing forged passports, visas, and adoption papers in order to get 7 to 9-year-olds into homes in Britain. He did this completely on his own initiative. Today, there are over 5,000 descendants of the "Winton Children." Combining rare archive footage and interviews with the jovial 93-year-old Winton and several others, including Václav Havel and Simon Weisenthal, the film celebrates Winton's courage and determination to confront evil on a personal level and serves as an inspiring testimony to the power of good.
Dramatic follow-up of the documentary The Power of Good about Nicholas Winton’s Kindertransport rescue mission. This film enhances the original story with a number of dramatic re-enactments narrated by the rescued children and Sir Winton himself, rare archival footage and interviews with some of today’s most influential personalities. Joe Schlesinger, a CBC reporter and one of the rescued children, is the guide in the film, who presents not only how Winton’s act changed his life, but also how it continues to influence the lives of thousands of others worldwide. As the young generation, inspired by Winton’s story, tries to cope with present-day problems and actively tries to help make the world a better place.
The story begins in the late 1980s, at the moment when the young Slovak director Matej Mináč got an approval for making an interview with the exceptional Federico Fellini. The following two decades and three differentideologies of the time (Communist, Nationalist and „Europeanist“)provide endless obstacles to making a documentary about this greatpersonality of the film world. Minac’s year-long struggle shows that an artist should never give up his artistic goal. The film will contain never-before seen footage of Fellini.
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