French Lecture Series - Nelly Trocmé Hewett

4:30 PM  - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Apr 10, 2013
OLRI 250, Olin-Rice Science Center

The French & Francophone Studies Department invites you to the French Lecture Series.  Nelly Trocmé Hewett will present, “A Discussion of the film ‘The Weapons of the Spirit’ by Pierre Sauvage” on Wednesday, April 10 at 4:45 PM in Olin Rice 250.  Pierre Sauvage was born during WWII in the village of Le Chambonsur-Lignon in France, one of several villages that sheltered Jewish families and children to protect during the Holocaust. In his film The Weapons of the Spirit, Sauvage tracks the people who disobeyed the French government to hide his family.

Nelly Trocmé Hewettt will respond to questions about Sauvage’s film The Weapons of the Spirit and his memorable interview with Bill Moyers.

Nelly Trocmé Hewett is the daughter of Magda and André Trocmé, spiritual leaders of the Protestant community of le Chambon, who urged their congregants to give shelter to the persecuted. The Trocmés and several other villagers of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon have been honored by Yad Shavem "in tribute of their humane conduct during the war."

The lecture will be in English.  The film is in French with English Subtitles

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty and Public

Sponsored By: French and Francophone Studies

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