Karski & the Lords of Humanity


The 17th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Directed by Slawomir Grunberg 72 mins | Poland / Russia / USA | 2015 | Animated Documentary / Documentary | English

This partially animated documentary film tells the story of Jan Karski, Polish diplomat and resistance fighter, who risked his life trying to prevent the Holocaust.

Karski relayed his eyewitness accounts of atrocities to the Allies in the hope of galvanizing them into action, attempting to prevent the annihilation of Europe’s Jewish population. Using archival photographs and footage, animation and interviews with subjects and Holocaust scholars, Grunberg portrays the life and work of a Righteous Gentile and an unsung hero.


“... a moving look at a Polish resistance fighter” ~ The Los Angeles Times

“... facinating” ~ The New York Times

“... appropriate for museums and classrooms” ~ The Hollywood Reporter

“... a number of striking animated sequences” ~ The Village Voice


Karski & The Lords of Humanity - Official Theatrical Trailer (English) from LOGTV FILMS on Vimeo.


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Event Details

Wed 23 Nov 2016
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
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$90 General Admission; $80 Students / Seniors
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