Title: NETWORK OF FREEDOM:THE TRUE STORY OF SISTER HELENA STUDER
NETWORK OF FREEDOM:THE TRUE STORY OF SISTER HELENA STUDER
Set in France at the beginning of World War II, this inspiring film narrates the heroic work of Sister Helene Studer, the Daughter of Charity who saved the lives of thousands of French refugees by preventing them from becoming prisoners of the Nazi forces or freeing those who were captured. Among those she saved were many illustrious characters including the future Prime Minister of France, Francois de Miterrand. Sister Helena was dedicated to the care of orphans, the homeless and the abandoned in France when WW II broke out, and she witnessed the horror and barbarism of the nazis, who built a concentration camp close to her center. Putting her life in constant danger, she organized an amazing underground network of freedom to save over 2,000 people from death by the Nazis. This film release commemorates the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of Charity by St. Vincent de Pail and St. Louse de Marillac in 1647. Available in English and Spanish. 120 minutes. Themes: Nazis, Sister Helene Studer.
Media ID: 62552
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult