On behalf of the Eye Contact Foundation, and the Albanian Film Festival committee, it is an honor to invite you to the Manhattan premiere of our internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary, “BESA: The Promise.” The screening will be held on October 6th, 2014, 7:30 pm at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011.
This compelling documentary reveals the little known history of how Albanians, a majority of whom were Muslims, risked their lives sheltering Jews during WWII, by following the ancient moral code of besa (a promise). We believe New York City is a perfect venue. New York is home to the largest Albanian and Jewish communities in the world outside of Albania and Israel. Indeed, there is nowhere better on earth than New York City to tell the story of how Albanians saved Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust period.
More than seven years in the making, and against the backdrop of music by renowned composer Philip Glass, “BESA: The Promise” presents a powerful human story that bridges generations and religions.
We would be delighted for you to participate in this special screening of “BESA: The Promise.” We expect approximately 500 people to attend the screening. The evening will include a Q&A discussion with the audience.
I hope to see each of you at this exciting event.
The Eye Contact Foundation