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Norway, 2020, Drama, Family, Norwegian with English subtitles, 90 minutes. Directed by Johanne Helgeland


The film The Crossing is available to view in Nova Scotia, beginning Friday morning, November 6, until Sunday night, November 8. This film is available to view with a Nova Scotian IP Address only.

THE CROSSING tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto, whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto’s parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. THE CROSSING is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children.

This film screening is presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Holocaust Education Week programs are made possible in part by a generous grant from the Azrieli Foundation.


  1. Michael Turner on November 7, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you for this privilege!

  2. Phyllis McQuaid on November 8, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Thank you for making this film available.

  3. Phyllis McQuaid on November 8, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Thank you.

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