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Film Screening: Visa Al Paraiso

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December 11, 2013 7:00 pm
December 11, 2013 9:00 pm
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Westpark 8 Cinemas
3735 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA, United States
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ADL’s International Affairs/Jewish Latino Outreach Committee partnered with the Orange County International Jewish Film Festival, University Synagogue and the Mexican Consulate of Santa Ana to present Visa Al Paraiso on December 11, 2013.   This film recounts the life and work of Gilberto Bosques, a Mexican ambassador to France who, in the late 1930’s embarked on a mission to rescue thousands of Spaniards and Jews exiled at the end of the Spanish Civil War by offering them safe passage to Mexico.

Approximately 200 community members attended the event where ADL also acknowledged the great partnership with the Mexican Consul’s office in several initiatives such as interfaith Seders, cultural festivals like Celebrate and Jewish-Latino Roundtables.