Human Rights Week: An Unknown Country
How did Ecuador, a South American country barely on the world radar, become a destination for European Jews fleeing Nazi persecution? This documentary tells the story of these exiles and their perilous escape to this exotic, unfamiliar land. These refugees faced a difficult adjustment, as they struggled to retain elements of their European culture and heritage, in the midst of a completely foreign and unfamiliar environment. The film follows the children of these immigrants, now living abroad, as they return to Ecuador, their birthplace, to reconnect with childhood memories and to rediscover the country that welcomed their parents.