Documentary filmmaker to honor Holocaust heroes

Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:32am EST
 
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Filmmaker Michael King is producing and directing the feature-length documentary "The Rescuers, Heroes of the Holocaust," which focuses on the efforts of non-Jewish diplomats.

The film will be shot throughout Europe and will retrace the route of thousands of escapees from the Nazis as they fled to China, Portugal, Argentina, Japan, Britain and the United States.

Among those to be profiled in the film are Princess Alice of Greece, who hid Jews in her palace in Athens, and Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who ignored orders and issued visas to thousands of Jews in France.

King previously directed the hip-hop themed high school drama "Rapping with Shakespeare."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter