CineCulture: Director to discuss ‘Persona Non Grata’ Oct. 5

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CineCulture: Director to discuss ‘Persona Non Grata’ Oct. 5

CineCulture will present “Persona Non Grata” at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Chiune Sugihara, often described as the “Japanese Schindler,” a diplomat and world-class spy is posted in Lithuania from 1939 to 1940. As WWII begins and Germany invades Poland, Jewish refugees flee to Lithuania. In search of transit visas, they turn to Sugihara, who is torn between his loyalty to his country and his commitment to humanity. The post-screening discussion will be led by director Cellin Gluck. “Persona Non Grata” is sponsored by Jewish Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Association. The free screening will be held in the Peters Education Center Auditorium, west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays. CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State students, faculty and staff, and the community.