"Dancing on a Volcano" See movie free at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley, CA
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Movie Day from 2pm – 5:30pm
A Fine Arts Gallery in the Ashby Arts District in Berkeley, CA.
2035 Ashby Ave,
Berkeley, California 94703
Come and view the recently released: “Dancing on A Volcano, The Story of Nadja Merino” about Nadja and her family who escaped Nazi internment and came to America and flourished as artists.
‘Dancing on a Volcano’ is a feature documentary that debuted at the Sarasota Film Festival this
April and tells the compelling story of Nadja Merino.Nadja’s father, a uccessful businessman, was imprisoned. Each family member was given a task in the aftermath of their father’s capture, and Nadja was wisely chosen to try to get her father out of prison. Nadja was successful and got her father out.
In 1939 Nadja came to Paris seeking exit visas for her family from the Chilean consul
general, Armando Marine. A single kiss was the price Nadja had agreed to pay in exchange
for Armando's help, a kiss that developed into a secret romance. Armando liberated
hundreds of refugees from the Nazis due to Nadja's influence. In 1941, Nadja and Armando
left Paris and, through her artistic talent she went on to become the lead
fashion illustrator at the New York Times.
Nadja recently turned 100 years old.
Nadja's artwork can be found at the Federal Street Gallery in Milton, Delaware
ovie Created by Gary Metz and Abraxas Hudson