Two Who Dared, a Family Story of Rescue and Sacrifice, to Screen Across the Country This Weekend

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Two Who Dared: The Sharps' War is being screened across the country this weekend, from Long Island to Michigan. No Limits Media presents the story of Martha and Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife, who left their children in the care of their parish to go to Europe to save other people's children and imperiled refugees at the start of World War II.

Martha and Waitstill Sharp embark on their first mission to Prague, 1939

Catch Two Who Dared at a local screening near you or watch it online at Brown University's website!

Fourteen-year-old Artemis Joukowsky had no idea the heroic role his family played during World War II until he began to interview his grandparents, Martha and Waitstill Sharp, for a homework assignment on moral courage. Flash forward a few decades, and the documentary based on their humble recounting of the story, Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War, a film that was ten years in the making, is now being released through a grassroots effort at churches, synagogues and theaters across the country and worldwide.

TWO WHO DARED tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife, who left their young children in Wellesley, Massachusetts to help save imperiled refugees being persecuted in Europe, just days prior to the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia.

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?

Attend a local screening and dare to be inspired by this remarkable story of courage and sacrifice:

On Saturday, April 20th, there will be two screenings:

First, on the East Coast, at 7 pm, the Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk, in cooperation with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Great South Bay, will present the film at 28 Brentwood Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706. For more information, please call: (631) 968-0667. There will be a potluck dinner prior to the film at 6 pm.

And then, halfway across the country, at 7:30 pm, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland, MI will present the film at 6220 Jefferson Avenue, Midland, MI 48642.
For more information call: (989) 631-1162.

The following day, on Sunday, April 21st, there will be two other screenings:

At 7:30 pm, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Briarcliff, Croton, and Ossining will show the film in their Fellowship Hall, located at 2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. For more information, please call: 914-271-4283.

Again, across the country, in Fort Collins, Colorado, there will be a screening at 7 pm (Mountain Time), at the Foothills Unitarian Church, at 1815 Yorktown Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526. For more information, please call: 970-493-5906.

And, if you can't make it to any of these screenings, catch it online via the website of the Watson Institute of International Studies at Brown University, where it will stream live for 64 hours, starting at Friday, April 19th at 5 pm:

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.

Artemis Joukowsky, Director and grandson of the Sharps, is proud to present this remarkable story of courage, documenting the lives of Reverend Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha. Told from their personal point of view, the film draws on their recorded interviews, letters and unpublished memoirs, and 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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