We believe that when one individual stands up for what is right, this singular act of courage can save lives, serve as a catalyst to counteract injustice, and leave its mark on history. Each of us therefore has within us the capacity to protect and enhance basic human values - to do the right thing in a moment of crisis, because it is the right thing to do.

The Foundation places particular emphasis on encouraging school officials to incorporate moral courage, conflict resolution, ethics and citizenship into school curriculum.

Our program grew out of favorable public response to "The Other Side of Faith" a film produced by Sy Rotter in 1990, which describes the rescue of 13 women, men and children, all Jewish fugitives in German occupied Poland in 1942-1944, by a 16 year old Polish Catholic woman, Stefania Podgorska - Burzminski.

The Foundation believes that by documenting such stories, these acts of moral courage will be remembered and honored. Through its documentary film award program the Foundation encourages new film productions which recognize current acts of moral courage, underscoring the need for honoring individuals who are making a positive difference whenever itis needed.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit, non-political, educational organization registered with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code under Section 501(c)(3).

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