Asian studies in Lithuania

Online premiere of documentary „Visas for Life. The Chain of Courage“

Date and time: 2021-05-30 10:00 - 2021-05-30 11:45

Location: Internete

We would like to invite you to the online international premiere of a new documentary movie „Visas for Life. The Chain of Courage“.
Date: May 30 (Sun)
Time: 9:00 (Central European Time: Poland, Netherlands, etc.), 10:00 Lithuania and Israel, 16:00 Japan
Working language of the event: English

Prior registration is required! Please, register your participation in the following link:

During the Second World War, thousands of Jewish refugees could escape the Holocaust in Europe through Japan. The visas issued by Chiune Sugihara, Japanese vice-consul in Kaunas (Lithuania), are known as Visas for Life.

The documentary tells the authentic story through the eyes of survivors, inviting you to join a tremendous journey, which starts in Poland, crosses different continents and ends in Israel, Canada, New Zealand, the USA, and other new homelands.
It is not just a story about Sugihara. This is a story about the numerous named and unnamed heroes, who made this path possible by forming a chain of courage and goodwill.

By following the stories of survivors, the documentary shows that every single link in this long chain of courage was essential.
Language of the movie: English with English subtitles.

The movie was created by Aurelijus Zykas, Kristijonas Jakubsonas, and Linas Didvalis with generous support by Toshiba International Foundation.

Web link:

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU