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Film: Nicky’s Family

April 1, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

$5
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2013, 96 minutes, in English, PG

Handler-6

[/two_col_25_75_col1] [two_col_25_75_col2] Nicky’s Family tells the nearly forgotten 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, 104 years old at the time of the film’s release, 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 his documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. He was knighted by the Queen Elizabeth II, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 583 recognizing his remarkable deed.

120,000 children in the Czech Republic signed a petition to award Nicholas Winton the Nobel Prize for Peace. 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.

Nicky’s Family has earned rave reviews from audiences and critics around the world, winning over 30 awards – including 14 audience awards from U.S. film festivals!

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Details

Date:
April 1, 2015
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost:
$5

Organizer

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Phone:
319-362-8500
Email:
info@ncsml.org

Venue

Hemphill Theater
1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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