"Sosúa: Make a Better World" Screening and Discussion

"Sosúa: Make a Better World" Screening and Discussion

Film Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Dana Room

The John Cotton Dana Library

185 University Ave.

Rutgers University - Newark


Latino and Jewish teenage actors in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood take us on an extraordinary journey to explore the forgotten history of Jewish refugees from Hitler in the Dominican Republic.

Sosúa: Make a Better World tells the story of the teenagers, who together with the legendary theater director, Liz Swados, put on a musical about the Dominican rescue of 800 Jews from Hitler’s Germany. Award winning filmmakers Peter Miller and Renee Silverman interweave an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the neighborhood with this little-known Holocaust story.



Robert W. Snyder
Rutgers University - Newark, Author of Crossing Broadway:
Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City

Renee Silverman
Director and Producer

Peter Miller
Director, Producer, and Cinematographer

John Gutierrez & Nomi Nesher
Cast Members


This event is cosponsored by the American Studies Program; the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media; the Department of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University—Newark; and the Federated Department of History at Rutgers University—Newark and NJIT.