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Jewish Film Festival Featuring 'Shanghai Ghetto'


  • WHEN Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $20 - $25

In 1939 thousands of Jewish refugees escaped Nazi persecution to the only place that was open to them. The international city of Shanghai was one of the few places that welcomed people without a visa or passport due to the lack of control by the warring French, British and Japanese colonial factions that ran Shanghai.

The documentary film “Shanghai Ghetto” tells the powerful story about the formation of a small Jewish community of exiles in this exotic land, far from the comforts of their European culture. In partnership with the San Diego Jewish Film Festival, Oceanside Museum of Art will screen “Shanghai Ghetto” on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m.

The evening will begin with guest lecturer Scott Marks, film historian and co-host on KPBS Radio who will provide an overview of the film addressing the surrounding historical context and will moderate a post screening discussion.

Terra catering is creating a delicious menu for the evening including Teriyaki Salmon Tacos, Chinese BBQ lettuce wraps, ginger chicken potstickers, calamari steak salad, dessert, wine and coffee.

Reservations are $20 for OMA & JCC/SDJFF members, and $25 for non members. Call the museum for reservations at 760.435.3720. Limited seating is available.

Location: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054.
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