A film by Shuli Eshel
An alarming meeting with Hitler in 1933 impels American diplomat James G. McDonald, a Catholic from Indiana, to use his position with the League of Nations to warn world leaders including Franklin D. Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII of the impending Holocaust. Although his tireless efforts to protect the Jews of Europe were little heeded at the time, they were recorded for posterity in his diaries, only discovered in 2003. Chicago filmmaker Eshel (MAXWELL STREET: A LIVING MEMORY) details the life’s work of this unrecognized champion of human rights, who became the first U.S. ambassador to Israel.
Director Shuli Eshel will be present for audience discussion.
Israeli born Chicago filmmaker, is an award winning producer/director of documentaries covering a myriad of subjects. Among her documentaries are Women's Peace in the Middle East
, Illinois Women Artists: The New Millennium
, Maxwell Street: A Living Memory
, The Jewish Experience in Chicago
and Jewish Women in American Sport: Settlement Houses to the Olympics
. Her most recent, critically acclaimed documentary, A Voice Among the Silent
, has been shown widely in the United States, Israel and Canada Director Shuli Eshel will be present for audience discussion.