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Louisville Jewish Film Festival – The Light of Hope
March 1 @ 2:00 pm
The Light of Hope
Based on a true story, a young Red Cross nurse, Elisabeth Eidenbenz, arrives in the south of France in the 1940s to aid Jewish refugees. Appalled by the dire conditions facing pregnant women, and children, she converts an abandoned villa into a maternity home. When demands are made for her to turn over the Jews she must make a decision that could endanger everyone. Eidenbenz has been recognized by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial.
Gaudi award for Best Film.
France/Spain, 120 minutes.
Speakers: Fred Gross, Holocaust survivor and author of One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey through France and Carolyn Humphrey, a nurse and author of Homecare Nursing Handbook
Winner of Best Film at the Gaudi Awards.