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  • Summary: In April 2000, filmmakers Dana Janklowicz-Mann and Amir Mann sneaked into China with a digital camera to shoot at the site of the Jewish Ghetto in Shanghai, unchanged since WWII, where thousands of German Jews found refuge in the 1930s. (Menemsha Films)
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
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  1. 88
    One thing that strikes you as you watch Shanghai Ghetto is how little mingling there was between the Chinese and the Jews.
  2. 75
    A salute to those who were blessed not only with savvy and courage, but something between an uncanny sense of foresight and an unforeseen stroke of good fortune.
  3. This is a vital history lesson that many of us have missed but few are likely to forget.
  4. 70
    The film uses standard techniques to tell its tale -- videotaped interviews with survivors interspersed with newsreel images from the period -- but does so with integrity and attention to detail.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    The subject may be familiar to those who happened to catch the 1998 documentary "Port of Last Resort," but this remarkable true story certainly bears repeating.
  6. Should be applauded for finding a new angle on a tireless story, but you might want to think twice before booking passage.

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