DesertView Theater to screen Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story

Joan Elder

In 1940, when Nazi troops invaded France, an amazing rescue operation sprang into being. One man, defying the direct orders of the government, chose to grant visas out of occupied France to an estimated 30,000 refugees including around 10,000 Jewish residents. This remarkable true story has been described as the “largest rescue action by a single individual during the holocaust.” The man was Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux and this story is the basis of the film Disobedience: The Sousa Mendez Story. The film will be shown in the DesertView Theater on Sunday, January 6 at 3:00 p.m. It is open to all SaddleBrooke residents, all Tucson residents and guests. Tickets are sold at the door at $5 per person. Any questions about this film can be addressed to the Northwest Office of the Jewish Federation at 520-505-4161 or by contacting Joan Elder at 825-0190 or [email protected]. Hope you will put the date on your calendar now for this amazing film.