The Light of Hope

Dir. Silvia Quer | 96 min
Narrative Spain 2018
FrenchSpanishCatalan with English Subtitles DC Premiere

Sunday, May 126:15 PM E Street Cinema

Saturday, May 253:45 PM AFI Silver Theatre Pre-sale only*

*Saturday screenings before 6:00 PM are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.

The Light of Hope is the inspiring story of real-life heroine Elisabeth Eidenbenz, who was the director of the Elne maternity camp in the south of France on the Spanish border. Throughout the 1930s and 40s, Elne provided refuge for pregnant women fleeing both the Spanish Civil War and Vichy refugee camps.

When Pétain’s fascist regime tries to close the home in 1942—and demands that she hand over all Jewish refugees and their children—Eidenbenz and her staff bravely resist, putting their own lives in great danger.

Co-presented by SPAIN arts & culture

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Menemsha Films
Ben Saari

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This event finished on May 26, 2019.

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