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TmusicHallhe Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH,
shows “Two Who Dared”
Sun, November 10, 2013, 4:00 PM
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There have been over 130 screenings across the nation so far this year and more are being added each week. We are hoping to have over a thousand screenings by the end of the year. Join us in our effort to bring this story to the world by hosting a screening in your city!

We were featured on WBUR

hereAndNowRobin Young, host of the show “Here and Now” interviewed Artemis Joukowsky, Director and grandson of the Sharps, and Dr. Alex Strasser, one of the surviving children rescued by the Sharps. Listen to the Segment

Hear what the next generation has to say!

letterLinkRead personal letters sent to Artemis from children who have seen the film and explored the Facing History and Ourselves curriculum. It’s incredibly rewarding to see how this film has influenced and impacted a new generation of activists! Start Reading

Medal of Valor at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Tribute Dinner

medalDirector Artemis Joukowsky accepts the Medal of Valor in his parent’s name at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Tribute Dinner. Watch the Ceremony




Our Mission

Few know about Martha and Waitstill Sharp, the two Unitarian Universalists who understood what it took to be upstanders in their own time. After nearly a decade of research, private investigation, informational archiving, historical verification, and filmmaking, Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War is awaiting release and distribution. With the help of institutional grants and many personal donations of time and money, we were able to raise part of the funds necessary to complete our documentary. Now, we need YOUR help for the next steps to market and distribute the film, so that we can expand the community of those daring to make a difference!

This is a story of moral courage, an interfaith story, a piece of seldom learned WWII history, and an iconic story of the core Unitarian Universalist values that guided Martha and Waitstill in their first actions alongside the UU Service Committee and Varian Fry.

The film has been launched through a grassroots, community-based effort, at churches, synagogues, theaters, and schools; in cities world-wide!

Stand up and make a difference in the world. Our vision with this film is to inspire and empower the next generation of activists in the model of Martha and Waitstill Sharp; to encourage individuals to dare to fight social injustice, knowing that it all begins with belief and conviction. Join us in spreading the word!

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