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A Survivor Remembers Her Japanese Savior

By Dorri Olds

A Survivor Remembers Her Japanese Savior
September 1 will mark 75 years since World War II began. Most likely you don’t know the story of one brave man who saved 6,000 lives. When Polish Jews fled persecution, many arrived in independent Lithuania. But as the German army pushed across Europe in the summer of 1940, foreign embassies were ordered to close. While other diplomats turned their backs on the Jewish refugees, one honorable diplomat requested a month-long extension so that he could issue visas that would allow Jews to travel across European Russia and Siberia to Japan. The man was Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara.Read More


Joe Berlinger On 'Whitey' Bulger and the FBI

By Dorri Olds

Joe Berlinger On 'Whitey' Bulger and the FBI
“Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger” is a revelatory documentary by Academy Award-nominated and seven-time Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger. With unprecedented access, Berlinger shot his documentary from the beginning of “Whitey” Bulger’s 2013 trial and uncovers disturbing questions about the extent of FBI and Boston Police Department corruption. Berlinger’s film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2014 as an Official Selection.Read More


Fighting Aaron Swartz's War

By Dorri Olds

Fighting Aaron Swartz's War
It’s been said that the Internet both defined and was defined by Aaron Swartz. He co-founded Reddit and co-invented RSS, but it was his fight for free speech and open access to information that was both his legacy and his downfall.Read More


David Ives Tells Truths About Roman Polanski

By Dorri Olds

David Ives Tells Truths About Roman Polanski
Playwright David Ives got a telephone message from Roman Polanski: “I love your play and want to turn it into a movie.” The two didn’t know each other. Imagine getting a voicemail like that.Read More


Israeli Actress Moran Atias Talks 'Third Person' and 'Tyrant'

By Dorri Olds

Israeli Actress Moran Atias Talks 'Third Person' and 'Tyrant'
“Third Person,” written and directed by Paul Haggis (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash”), tells three love stories about passion, trust and betrayal. “In any relationship,” Haggis said, “there is always a third person present in some form.”Read More






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