Asia Society YPG Presents "ABOVE THE DROWNING SEA"

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Above the Drowning Sea

The Asia Society Northern California Young Professionals Group (ASYPG) invites you to join us on March 2nd at Covo San Francisco for a screening of the new documentary ABOVE THE DROWNING SEA and post-screening conversation with the film's producers René Balcer and Carolyn Hsu

RSVP by Friday, February 16th to take advantage of our exclusive early bird ticket discounts. Don't miss out! Register before we sell out. Current ASNC and ASNC YPG members, contact YPG Leadership Council Operations Chair Ana Sycip at asncypg@asiasociety.org for the early bird ticket access code. 

This riveting documentary by directors Nicola Zavaglia and Rene Balcer, tells the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two. As Hitler’s forces sought to expel the Jews from Europe, no other country would open its doors to the refugees. Their lives at stake, the refugees desperately looked for an escape from the coming Holocaust. Then, a door opened on the east coast of far-away China, in Shanghai, an “open city” itself in chaos from foreign invasion and civil war. But getting there required a “golden” document to get out of Nazi Europe – a visa from China. ABOVE THE DROWNING SEA recounts the courageous intervention of Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese Consul in Vienna who defied his own government and braved the Gestapo to issue visas to the refugees.

This program is hosted at Covo San Francisco. Covo SF is a centrally located coworking and event space in the heart of San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood. Formerly a printing warehouse, the space has been transformed into a hub for art, culture, and community. For more information about Covo, visit Covo's website.

PROGRAM FORMAT
6:00 - 6:30 PM         Reception & registration
6:30 - 7:00 PM         Meet and greet with film producers René Balcer & Carolyn Hsu
7:00 - 8:30 PM         Film screening of ABOVE THE DROWNING SEA 
8:30 - 9:00 PM         Q&A with film producers René Balcer & Carolyn Hsu

If you have any questions about this program, please contact YPG Leadership Council Operations Chair Ana Sycip at asncypg@asiasociety.org.

Stay tuned to the Asia Society Northern California's email newsletter, the Asia Society Northern California's YPG website and ASNC's YPG Facebook page for information on other upcoming events and programs and how you can get involved with YPG.
 

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Event Details

Fri 02 Mar 2018
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Covo
981 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL FEBRUARY 16: -$10: Current Asia Society / Asia Society YPG member; $15: Guest of a Current Asia Society / Asia Society YPG member; $16: General admission; $50: 1 Year Asia Society Northern California YPG Membership + Admission
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