Independent Lens : Sisters in Resistance (2003)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Military & War, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur

Filmmaker and journalist Maia Wechsler directs the documentary Sisters in Resistance. The story follows four women who fought the Nazis in occupied France during WWII. They were arrested and deported to the Ravensbruck concentration camp as political prisoners. In 1997, the women reunite to tell their story through candid interviews along with film clips and archival footage. Geneviève de Gaulle Anthonioz, Jacqueline Pery d'Alincourt, Anise Postel-Vinay, and Germaine Tillion each offer commentary about their work as social activists during the Holocaust. Part of the Independent Lens series on PBS, Sisters in Resistance has been screened at film festivals, schools, and community groups across the U.S.



resistance-fighters, survivor, activism, French [nationality], Nazi, political-prisoner, concentration-camp, human-rights, occupation [military]