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28th Toronto Jewish Film Festival TJFF2020 Part two: October 22 - November 1

Syndrome K


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
June 2

Film Details

Country United States
Year 2020
Running Time 80 MIN
Language Italian
Subtitles English
Director Stephen Edwards

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Ray Liotta narrates this compelling story about an ingenious plot devised by three Roman Catholic doctors to rescue hundreds of Jews in Nazi-occupied Rome. Exploiting Nazi fears of infectious disease, they invented Syndrome K, a deadly, highly contagious and equally fictitious disease commonly found in Jews of Roman descent. By insisting that their Jewish patients be quarantined, the doctors created an Underground Railroad so that those who were admitted to the ward could be smuggled out to churches or other safe houses. This fascinating, little-known story features interviews with some of those saved as well as the last surviving doctor.

Presentation Details

Zoom Q & A With Director Stephen Edwards to take place on Wednesday June 3rd at 3pm
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