The Light of Hope
Based on true events, this is the inspiring story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz, the director of the Elne maternity home in the south of France. Throughout the 1930s and 40s, Elne provided refuge for pregnant women fleeing both the Spanish Civil War and Vichy refugee camps, allowing them to give birth in proper conditions and source jobs that would secure a safe future. When Pétain’s fascist regime tries to close the home in 1942, Eidenbenz and her staff bravely put their own lives in danger to save it.
- Director: Silvia Quer
- Spain, 2018
- Spanish, Catalan, French (with English subtitles)
- 96 minutes