Century 21-Kikuko

Special remarks will be given by Deputy Consul General of Japan for Florida Takahiro Ogihara, who will speak about the film’s real-life protagonist, Chiune Sugihara

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – Guests are invited to join the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), and FGCU’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies for a special film screening of “Persona Non Grata” on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. at FGCU’s Cohen Center in room 214, located at 10501 FGCU Blvd. N. in Fort Myers. The screening is free and open to the public.

“Persona Non Grata” is 139 minutes in length. The film is in Japanese with English subtitles. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.fgcu.edu/HC.


PENSACOLA, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – Guests are invited to join the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, Temple Beth El, the Pensacola Jewish Federation and the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida for a free film screening of “Persona Non Grata” on Thursday, March 30 at Temple Beth El, located at 800 N. Palafox Street in Pensacola.

A pre-screening reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by welcoming remarks at 6 p.m. by Deputy Consul General of Japan for Florida Takahiro Ogihara, who will speak about the film’s real-life protagonist, Chiune Sugihara, commonly referred to as “Japan’s Schindler.” The screening will begin at 6:15 p.m. 

“Persona Non Grata” is 139 minutes in length. The film is in Japanese with English subtitles. For more information, contact info@jasnwfl.org.


 A still from “Persona Non Grata,” which tells the true story of Chiune Sughiara, known as “Japan’s Schindler.”“Persona Non Grata” tells the story of Chiune Sugihara, commonly referred to as “Japan’s Schindler.” Sugihara served as a Japanese Consul in Lithuania during World War II and saved the lives of thousands of Jews by issuing them transit visas, helping them flee from danger.

Sugihara is the only Japanese person accorded the designation of Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government and honored at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.

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