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by Haddenham Webteam – 30th May 2024
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Charity Film Night on 11th June

Haddenham & District Rotary is joining forces with Haddenham Screen to raise funds for local childrens' causes, by screening an excellent film at the Village Hall. The event will include a talk by a leading TV and film executive who had personal involvement in the making of this movie.

One Life (12A) – starring Anthony Hopkins, Jonny Flynn and Helena Bonham Carter

The true story of Sir Nicholas 'Nicky' Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 children from the Nazis. Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion. He immediately realized it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed?

Fifty years later, it's 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn't able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more. It's not until a live BBC television show, 'That's Life', surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children – now adults – that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades.

Nicky Winton, a celebrated Rotarian from Maidenhead supporting many charitable causes, lived to the age of 106 years.

Tickets: £10 adults, £5 (16 and under), online from or www.haddenhamrotary.org.uk or www.haddenhamscreen.org.uk or on the door (cash or credit cards accepted).

Doors open at 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm.

For more information about this film, visit the website.

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