Event Summary
Event Date : March 8, 2013 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Address : Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77096
Phone : 713-942-8000
Subject : “Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story”
Detail : Based on events in 1940 Bordeaux, this film tells the story of Portuguese Consul Aristides de Sousa Mendez, who defied Dictator Antonio Salazar’s directive to forbid the entry of “undesirables,” particularly Jews, into Portugal. Against Salazar’s orders, De Sousa Mendez issues approximately 30,000 Portuguese visas allowing people to escape to Portugal. This film is a portrait in courage, relaying the story of a man who chose to live by his convictions despite danger and hardship. After his death, de Sousa Mendez was declared to be among the righteous of nations and posthumously promoted to the rank of Ambassador. This film is presented as part of the 2013 Houston Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for members of Holocaust Museum Houston; the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; seniors (65+) and students. To RSVP or for a complete list of all the festival films, please visit
 http://erjcchouston.org/filmfest.