Documentary Film, Two Who Dared, Screens at Local Unitarian Churches

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No Limits Media presents Two Who Dared: The Sharps' War at local Unitarian Churches. Martha and Waitstill Sharp plunge into Europe at the beginning of World War II to aid imperiled refugees.

Two Who Dared: The Sharps' War

Artemis Joukowsky III, grandson of the Sharps and Director of Two Who Dared, urges viewers to ask themselves: What would you dare to do to save another?

The documentary TWO WHO DARED: The Sharps’ War is the untold World War II love story of a Unitarian minister, Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha who, just days prior to the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, left their young children in Wellesley, Massachusetts and rushed headlong into Europe to help save imperiled refugees. This interfaith story demonstrates that every single person has within him the power to make a difference.

Who were these American heroes? What drove their willingness to put the wellbeing of strangers over that of themselves and their family? What would you dare to do in order to help just one other person?

The international Premiere will be at the Boston International Film Festival on April 14th at 1 pm at the Loews / AMC Cineplex on Tremont Street in Boston but screenings are scheduled across the country. All are welcome at upcoming screenings:

On Wednesday, April 17th at 7 pm, the All Souls Unitarian Church Tulsa will screen the film at Emerson Hall, located at:
2952 South Peoria,
Tulsa, OK, 74114
For more information, please call: 918-743-2363

And on Thursday, April 18th, the Unitarian Church of All Souls New York City, where late in life Martha became a member, will screen the film. Co-sponsored with the All Souls Historical Society and UUSC, refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m and the program starts at 7:00 p.m.

Location Details
Reidy Friendship Hall
1157 Lexington Ave
New York NY 10075

Location Phone: 212-535-5530
Directions: downstairs in the Wiggin House

In February 1939, Waitstill Sharp, a young Unitarian minister from Boston, and his wife Martha left for Czechoslovakia on a refugee mission. The Unitarian church was already a step in front of the Nazis, having set up a secretive network of volunteers and agencies to secure the safe passage of both Jews and non-Jews out of Prague. The task became even more difficult when on March 15, 1939 the Nazis entered Prague. For the next five months, the Sharps continued their work undaunted by the presence of the Gestapo and the possibility that they would be arrested or killed. In August 1939, the couple left Prague and headed back to the United States, barely escaping arrest.

Only 10 months later, the Sharps returned to Europe on their second mission, setting up a refugee office in Lisbon, Portugal. Eventually, they made their way to Nazi-controlled France, to find ways to help refugees escape. In an elaborate plan, the Sharps helped a renowned German-Jewish author, Lion Feuchtwanger, and his wife escape to New York via Spain. Finally, in December 1940, after rescuing a plethora of people from the horrors of Nazi persecution, Waitstill and Martha Sharp returned to the United States. Following the war, Martha Sharp remained very active in efforts to assist the Jews around the world and the establishment of Israel.

This remarkable story of courage, documenting the lives of Reverend Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha is told from the point of view of Martha and Waitstill, drawing on their recorded interviews, letters and unpublished memoirs. The film also includes interviews with children rescued and noted scholars.

TWO WHO DARED: THE SHARPS' WAR is a project of No Limits Media, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) organization. Founded in 2001, No Limits Media (NLM) is a multimedia development and production company dedicated to informing and entertaining the estimated 20% of the U.S. population that directly lives with a disability.

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