During World War II, Pierre Sauvage and his family were hidden in the French village of Le Chambon. They were among the approximately 5,000 Jewish adults and children the people of Chambon saved during the war. The Chambonnaise people who hid them were descendants of the Huguenots, a small Protestant minority in France who had settled in the area to avoid persecution by the Catholic monarchy. Sauvage returns to the village decades later to interview the rescuers and understand why they stood up at great personal risk.
There will be a brief discussion following the screening. This event is presented by Facing History and Ourselves in partnership with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is not required.