Recent Events & Screenings

Ben Stern with Sindy Flores

On July 12th Ben Stern shared the podium with Sindy Flores, Chizu Omori and other protesters in front of the SF ICE headquarters. “Wearing an ankle monitor, Sindy Flores, a recent immigrant from Honduras, stood before an interfaith crowd of protesters outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in downtown San Francisco to tell her story.” Read the JNNC article


Charlene Stern

On May 20th, Charlene Stern presented at Heidelberg Germany’s Englisches Institut, where Near Normal Man was screened and discussed.
Read about her emotional journey


BUY NOW Near Normal Man is available
for Community Organizations & Educational Institutions everywhere!


Film Review

When shown to students in courses across a wide swath of the social sciences and humanities, the film is guaranteed to generate thought-provoking dialog about the human condition, not just “where were the Good Germans? ” — but what connections can we draw to illuminate our own responses to what is happening across the globe — from the refugee crisis engulfing Europe to the Rwanda genocide and beyond.

— Troy Duster, Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

“Ben Stern in Near Normal Man tells perhaps the most important story of the twentieth century. He does this with equal amounts of courage and empathy. His gracious spirit does so much to restore our hope in humanity!”

— Dean Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

New this year — our NOT HERE! NOT NOW! contest!

Students can submit writing, rap, art, music or a skit on what NOT HERE! NOT NOW! means to them.

Presenting our first, 1st Place Contest Winner, Tyler Varner, 17 years old


Now in his 90’s, Ben Stern is
a Holocaust survivor.
WATCH THIS: Ben’s advice for protesting Nazism! On Al Jazeera
Media Network (11M + views!)


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