Thu Sep. 17 at 7pm ET | Come together for a special WKAR online screening of Harbor from the Holocaust, featuring a talkback with filmmaker Violet Du Feng. RSVP HERE
In Harbor from the Holocaust, director Violet Du Feng shares the story of 20,000 Jewish refugees who fled Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II to the city of Shanghai. The film explores the remarkable experiences of these Jews in their adopted city, including the bitter years of Japanese occupation 1937-1945 and the Chinese civil war that followed. Through personal recollections, interviews with historians, archival footage and music, the documentary tells the story of a group of people who, in tragic contrast with those who could not escape, were given a second chance.
RSVP HERE to watch Harbor from the Holocaust from the comfort and safety of your home.
A New Kind of Virtual Event - OVEE
This film screening and conversation is a virtual event hosted by WKAR on the OVEE platform. OVEE stands for Online Viewing and Engagement Experience.
Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.
About the Filmmaker
Violet Du Feng is an independent documentarian. Her producing credits include SINGING IN THE WILDERNESS (Hot Docs premiere), CONFUCIAN DREAM (Karlovy Vary Special Jury Award, Chinese Documentary Academy Award), MAINELAND (Jury Winners of SXSW and IFF Boston, NYTimes Critic's Pick), and PLEASE REMEMBER ME (IDFA premiere, GZDoc Best Documentary, Chinese Academy Documentary Award nomination, Doc Impact Hi5). Her films have screened at over 120 international festivals and institutions, with US and Chinese theatrical releases, public broadcasts and digitally released globally on multiple platforms. Feng started her career as a co-producer on the critically acclaimed 2007 Sundance Special Jury winner, Peabody and Emmy winner NANKING, which was distributed theatrically around 30 countries throughout the world, and was the highest grossing documentary in China. Violet is the producer of the forthcoming film PEOPLE’S HOSPITAL and a director of her first feature length documentary HIDDEN LETTERS.
Born in Shanghai and based in New York, Violet holds a bachelor’s degree journalism and received her MFA in journalism from University of California at Berkeley. Feng is a Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. Her work has received support from funders such as Sundance, ITVS, IDA, Ford Foundation, Chicken & Egg and Doc Society. Feng is a consulting producer for CNEX, the Chinese Documentary Foundation, and a consulting programmer for Shanghai International Film Festival.