Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for Independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues, presents Nicky’s Family, the true and untold story of one man’s secret rescue of hundreds of children from the hands of the Nazis. The film will premiere November 2, 2018.
DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.
Now dubbed “Britain’s Schindler,” Sir Nicholas “Nicky” Winton saw children facing certain death at the hands of the Nazi regime on the eve of World War II in 1939. Winton bravely stood up against the Germans to save the lives of more than 600 children who were destined for concentration camps.
He not only got them out of Czechoslovakia, he brought them across Hitler’s Germany and secured their safety in Great Britain. Winton kept his heroic exploits secret from everyone—historians, journalists, even his wife—for nearly 50 years. His story finally came to life when the BBC televised a show surprising Winton by reuniting him with 100 adults—all of them children he had rescued 50 years earlier.
Directed by Matej Mináč, the film includes dramatic reenactments and never-before-seen archival footage, as well as emotional, heartfelt interviews with those Winton rescued.
Emmy Award-winning director Matej Mináč of Slovakia has received multiple awards, including Best Documentary from the Montreal World Film Festival for Nicky’s Family. He was honored to have the chance to tell the story of this selfless humanitarian, with Winton’s input, capturing this extraordinary story before he passed away at age 106.
Mináč has also released Through the Eyes of the Photographer, a film about his mother, a Holocaust survivor and a well-known photographer. He recently screened the documentary at a film festival in Vienna, then taught a portrait photography master class with his mother.
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