The story of a Polish factory owner who witnesses the horror of the holocaust and defies the Nazi war machine by saving the Jews who suffer at its hands. This is the film that saw Steven Spielberg undeniably graduate from flashy entertainer to modern day auteur. Shot in chilling black and white, it lives on in popular imagination as the most powerful and accessible anti-Nazi message to emerge from the movies. Emotion drips from the screen and the importance of a social conscience, both for the individual and the wider society in which they live, is spelled out in profound terms. Few films before or after have matched this work’s combination of heart and technical mastery.