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Screening will feature 'Last Best Hope' producer


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A screening of the film “Last Best Hope: A True Story of Escape, Evasion, and Remembrance” will be followed by a discussion with David Grosvenor, the film's producer, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Schaible Auditorium.

The 90-minute film, completed in 2006, documents the experiences of Grosvenor's father, an American pilot, after his P-47 fighter aircraft was shot down over Brussels during World War II. Belgians hid the elder Grosvenor from Germany's Nazis for nearly 8 months until his capture in 1944.

The free public event is sponsored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks History Department with support from the Alaska Humanities Forum and Greg Hill, retired Fairbanks North Star Borough libraries director.

The film’s trailer can be viewed at www.alpheusmedia.com/lastbesthope/home.html.

The History Department is part of the UAF College of Liberal Arts. The college, the largest academic unit at UAF, comprises 20 academic departments representing the arts, humanities, social sciences and language disciplines.

 

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