Tracking events from 1934 to 1955, the film follows Chiune Sugihara from his early days in Manchuria to his posting as Japan’s consul in Lithuania during World War II. Caught amid the rigid policies of Japan, now bound by treaty with Nazi Germany, and his moral awakening, Sugihara put his career and family at great risk by issuing transit visas to imperiled European refugees, to help more than 6,000 Jews escape to Japanese territory. Persona Non Grata is a long overdue recognition of Japan’s Schindler, the only Japanese recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government and honored at Yad Vashem.
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