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Sisters in Resistance
A film by Maia Wechsler
US/France, 2000, 60 minutes, Color, DVD, Subtitled
Order No. W02756
“This compelling documentary shares the story of four French women of uncommon courage who, in their teens and twenties, risked their lives to fight the Nazi occupation of their country. Neither Jews nor Communists, they were in no danger of arrest before they joined the Resistance. They could have remained safe at home. But they chose to resist. Within two years all four were arrested by the Gestapo and deported as political prisoners to the hell of Ravensbruck concentration camp, where they helped one another survive. Today, elderly but still very active, they continue to push forward as social activists and intellectual leaders in their fields. The film captures their amazing lives, and reveals an uncommon, intense bond of friendship that survives to this day.” - Human Rights Watch International Film Festival



AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS


Best Documentary, Women in Cinema Film Festival
Outstanding Doc, Academy Award Screening Committee
Jan Karski Film Award, Ntl. Fdn. for Moral Courage

  • Women in Cinema Film Festival, Seattle - Best Documentary
  • Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
  • Avignon-New York Film Festival
  • Double Take Documentary Film Festival
  • Films des Femmes, Creteil, France
  • Silverlake Film Festival
  • Nationally Broadcast on PBS Series Independent Lens

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QUOTES

    “With a deft gift for storytelling, first time filmmaker Maia Wechsler, captures the courage and dignity of four not so ordinary French women who decided that they could resist and make a difference during the Nazi occupation of their country during WWII.”
    Bruni Burres, Director
    Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

    “This story of sisterhood and moral courage had a roomful of filmgoers misting over in sadness and admiration.”
    Mike Wilson
    St. Petersburg Times

    “You may have heard stories of Resistance, but never in such a powerful and focused narrative as this. I urge you to view this film…”
    Allen Daviau
    Cinematographer

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