Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 6:15p -
309 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills to Host Screening of New Ken Burns Film about their former Minister.
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, a new documentary co-directed by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky III, tells the story of the little-known but important mission by Rev. Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, to rescue refugees and dissidents in Europe before and during World War II.
The film will be shown on October 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, Mass. Light refreshments will begin at 6:15 P.M. Rev. Sharp was the minister at the Wellesley church when he and his wife were called on their heroic mission in 1939.
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with Artemis Joukowsky III, co-director of the film and grandson of the Sharps; Tom Andrews, President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), the organization co-founded by the Sharps; and Catherine Chvany, one of the children rescued by the Sharps. The panel will be moderated by Mick Hirsch, Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills. Joukowsky will also be available to sign copies of his new book about his grandparents’ mission.