This docudrama tells the story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, who past away in July 2016 at 105 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn’t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. Dozens of Winton’s “children” have been found and to this day his family has grown to almost 6,000 people, many of whom have gone on to achieve great things themselves.
– Written by Matej Minac
Narrated by the respected Canadian Journalist Joe Shlesinger (UBC Graduate!) himself one of Nicholas Winton’s rescued children
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Festivals and Awards
- Best Documentart 35th Montreal World Film Festival
- Forum for the Preservation of Audio-Visual Memory Award - Jerusalem Film Festival
- Prix Italia - Special Signis Award
- FIAT/IFTA Archive ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
for best use of archive; British Film Institute, London