The children of Chabannes
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A magical World War II tale of courage, resilience, and love, which tells the story of how the people of Chabannes, a tiny village in unoccupied France, chose action over indifference to save the lives of 400 Jewish refugee children.
A magical World War II tale of resilience and love, THE CHILDREN OF CHABANNES reveals the untold story of how the people of Chabannes - a tiny village in unoccupied France - chose action over indifference to save the lives of 400 Jewish refugee children. Returning to the lush, rural township with her father and uncle (two of the saved children) filmmaker Lisa Gossels and co-director Dean Wetherell spiritedly recreate the joys and fears of daily life in Chabannes long ago. Through warm and wonderful accounts from both the children and the townspeople who risked their lives and livelihoods to protect them, this lyrical film depicts how this oasis of hope was shattered in 1942, when the war reached the doorsteps of the chateau where these kids were housed. A celebration of human kindness, THE CHILDREN OF CHABANNES delivers a profound message of survival and compassion from a community who simply did what they felt was the right thing to do.
ContentsExtras: French subtitled version
Children's art gallery
DVD-ROM feature: Chateau journal pages (PDF).
Jewish children in the Holocaust
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- France.
Villages -- France -- Chabannes.
Chabannes (France) -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945.
|Publisher|| New York :Docurama :2005
Distributed by New Video Group,
Goodman, Joel (Joel Scott)
Perennial Pictures, Inc.
Wetherell & Associates, Inc.
New Video Group.
Narrator, Lisa Gossels.
Cinematography, Mustapha Barat, Philippe Bonner ; on-line editors, Alfred Muller, Juantxo Royo ; music, Joel Goodman.
Soundtrack in English and French with English subtitles.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 1999.
DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital, stereo.
System requirements for DVD-ROM feature: PC with DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Reader latest version.
Emmy Award, Outstanding historical programming
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.