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Screening of “Weapons of the Spirit”

Date:
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@ Bonita), Berkeley

As the Nazi war machine marched across Europe and Jews were rounded up and killed, a small town in France became an unlikely haven for the persecuted. The small village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, which was inhabited mostly by Huguenots (devout Protestants whose own history involved being persecuted), became a place where families took in Jews and hid them in their houses and on their farms. The villagers risked their lives, and their bravery is evident in interviews with residents who recall the Nazis searching house to house for Jews in hiding. Produced by Pierre Sauvage, who was born in the village while his parents were being sheltered, this documentary is a moving look at ordinary people who performed extraordinary feats. What is perhaps most impressive is how the elderly villagers interviewed on camera seem to think what they did wasn't very heroic at all, but rather a simple expression of their religious faith. It is humbling to hear them describe how it was impossible for them to do anything other than protect their fellow humans from great evil.


Presented by BFUU Social Justice Ctee’s Conscientious Projector Film Series
Wheelchair accessible, donations welcomed for our on-going social justice work
http://www.bfuu.org

Phone contact: 510-495-5132
Added to the calendar on Thu, Dec 11, 2008 8:42PM
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