The Light of Hope VIEWING DATES: APRIL 17 – 23 Directed by Silvia Quer | Drama | Spain, 2018 | Spanish, Catalan, French (with English subtitles) | 96 minutes
“When there is great suffering, you don’t ask questions. You help…”
Based on a true story of women who saved the lives of almost 600 infants in WW II.
In the early 1940’s, European refugees sought shelter in France to escape persecution from the Nazis and from Franco’s regime in Spain. These include countless women, some of them pregnant, and their little children. The camps are in horrendous shape offer ing no protection from the cold. An old villa was transformed into a birth clinic thereby saving the lives of mothers and children from certain death. The villa becomes a safe haven resounding with children’s laughter. Soon Authorities demand that she hand over all Jewish refugees.