Weapons of the Spirit

November 19th, 2017: Movie/Discussion on “Weapons of the Spirit”

  • 3:00 pm
  • A short discussion will following the showing of the movie.
  • More information coming soon.

During the terrible Nazi domination of France more than 75,000 Jews were turned in, many of them by their neighbors. 10,000 of these herded off to the camps were children. Yet in the little village of Le Chambon, 5,000 Jews were hidden. Not one was betrayed. To find out why this village was so different, filmmaker Pierre Sauvage journeys back to interview many of the rescuers and the rescued. He has a personal stake in his findings — he himself was born and given sanctuary in the village during that era. The result of his quest is one of the most uplifting and rewarding films you are likely to see this year (in case, like me, you missed it both in the theaters and on PBS).