“The Light of Hope” | NCJF’s Annual Film Festival 2019

Next Event: May 12, 2019 Boston $13.00 - $15.00
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“The Light of Hope” (Promotional still)
“The Light of Hope” (Promotional still)

This stirring, award-winning Spanish dramatells the true story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz (Noémie Schmidt), founder of the Mothers of Elne, a maternity home in the south of France on the Spanish border. In order to save pregnant refugees fleeing Franco’s regime in Spain and Vichy refugee camps, Eidenbenz transforms an old villa into a birth clinic and, remarkably, creates a safe haven for children and mothers. When French authorities demand she turn over the home’s Jews, Eidenbenz and her staff must make a decision that could endanger everyone in the maternity. By the end of the war, Elisabeth and her female staff had saved the lives of hundreds of mothers and children.

Director: Silvia Quer | Spain | 2018 | 96 minutes | Spanish, Catalan & French with English subtitles

Massachusetts premiere, just in time for Mothers Day.

Introduction by Brandeis professor Sabine von Mering.

Find the film program here.

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Fact Sheet
When
Sunday, May 12, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Price
$15.00 general
$13.00 senior, student
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