No Limits Media is co-producing a film entitled Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, a new documentary co-directed by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky about a little-known but important mission by an American minister and his wife to rescue refugees and dissidents in Europe before and after the start of World War II, will air on September 20 at 9 pm (check local listings) on PBS. A trailer for DEFYING THE NAZIS is available here.
The 90-minute film tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to multiple life-threatening missions in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.
No Limits Media also supported the film Ice Warriors which aired on PBS twice.
Ice Warriors was named the Best Documentary of the Year 2014 at the Savannah Film Festival and one of the six best sports films of that same year by Sports Illustrated.
No Limits Media also supports the making of the short documentary Three Times the Violence that focuses on the very high level of violence against people with disabilities. The Department of Justice for 2012 estimates there were 1.3 million acts of violence including rapes, assaults and robberies. The film highlights the murder of a young woman with developmental disabilities, a program that teaches people with disabilities how to defend themselves, and a call to action by famed Northeastern University criminologist Prof. Jack Levin.
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