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Weapons of the Spirit

Weapons of the Spirit, Pierre Sauvage

Sauvage’s much acclaimed, multi-award-winning feature documentary has been revised and updated since its original release in 1989.  One of the most widely used teaching tools about the Holocaust in classrooms in the United States—although not as yet in France—Weapons of the Spirit tells the story of the area of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in France, the mostly Huguenot community that defied the Nazis and the collaborationist Vichy government: throughout the area, at one time or another, some 5,000 Jews were sheltered from the Holocaust by some 5,000 Christians…

Awards: Gold Baton (Best Independent Documentary), DuPont-Columbia University Awards in Broadcast Journalism, Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Special Award), Chicago Film Festival (Documentary Gold Hugo), American Film & Video Festival (Red Ribbon Award), Anthropos Festival (Jewish Subjects Award), The Christophers (Christopher Award—Television Specials), Angela Awards (Silver Angel), Religious Public Relations Council (Wilbur Award—Motion Pictures), NY Holocaust Memorial Committee (Humanitarian Award), National Coalition on Television Violence (Gandhi Award), American Psychiatric Association convention, Yamagata Int. Documentary Film Festival (Audience Award, Jury Award), Belfort Film Festival (Audience Award, Jury Award)


Pierre Sauvage

Production / Release:
France / USA, 2009

Genre / Runtime:
Documentary, 90'

Weapons of the Spirit

Monday, May 24th @ 17:00

cinema Europa

Filmski program