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Documentary Screening: Passage to Sweden

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Passage To Sweden sheds light on the events occurring in Scandinavia and Budapest during WWII, an unfamiliar chapter in history focusing on the heroic actions of ordinary people who saved the lives of thousands of Jews. Together with survivor testimonials, special attention is paid to the citizens of Denmark, the Norwegian Resistance, as well as Swedish diplomats Raoul Wallenberg and Count Folke Bernadotte, all of whom showed exemplary courage during the darkest of times.

Passage To Sweden sheds light on the events occurring in Scandinavia and Budapest during WWII, an unfamiliar chapter in history focusing on the heroic actions of ordinary people who saved the lives of thousands of Jews. Together with survivor testimonials, special attention is paid to the citizens of Denmark, the Norwegian Resistance, as well as Swedish diplomats Raoul Wallenberg and Count Folke Bernadotte, all of whom showed exemplary courage during the darkest of times.

Why do countries behave so differently toward their religious and ethnic minorities? Are nations’ education systems so divergent that their citizens develop distinct moral codes? How much does leadership matter? Why do some ordinary people risk their lives to save others?

Director, producer, and writer Suzannah Warlick examines these vital questions through the prism of the little-known story of Scandinavian Jews’ widely differing experiences during World War II. Warlick shot 130 hours of material from which she has skillfully woven a treasure trove of archival film footage, photographs, and interviews with people who lived in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Hungary through the war years.

Cost: $5 for members; $10 general admission

About the Filmmaker

  • Suzannah Warlick Headshot

    Suzannah Warlick

    Suzannah Warlick is the owner of Bubble Soup Productions. She films, edits, and produces on a freelance basis

    Bio
    Suzannah Warlick Headshot

    Suzannah Warlick

    Suzannah Warlick is the owner of Bubble Soup Productions. She films, edits, and produces on a freelance basis

    Suzannah Warlick is the owner of Bubble Soup Productions. She films, edits, and produces on a freelance basis. She is truly an independent filmmaker from start to finish and wears many different hats in the making of and distributing her own films. Her previous documentaries include The Queen's Court, Supporting Actors, and Match & Marry. She is on a mission to have as many people watch Passage To Sweden as possible. Suzannah's love of documentaries and independent films led her to create and develop the CBS Film Series in Santa Clarita, CA, where she curates, promotes, and screens independent films for the community.