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The Boat Is Full

This Swiss film is the haunting story of a group of Jewish refugees who escape from Nazi Germany and seek asylum in Switzerland. Soon the village in which they are hiding becomes aware of their true identity and their depoortation seems imminent. They are forced back to the German border - not by the Nazis, but by ordinary Swiss civilians who are indifferent to the plight of refugees. Switzerland’s immigration policies were so stringent that by 1942 the country was declared "a full lifeboat." The struggle of those who sought freedom is explored in depth and with comapssion. (JHS/MS+). Color. (104 min)

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