CHILDREN OF CHANCE
Drama (True Story) | France (2016) | 95 minutes
SHOWTIME: SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 11:00 AM (French with English Subtitles)
Paris July 1942: Taken to Garches Hospital to treat a broken leg, twelve-year-old Maurice Gutman is not at home when the round-up of Jewish people takes place. But his family is, and they are carted away. At the hospital, Doctor Daviel diagnoses that Maurice has tuberculosis which will require lengthy treatment. Maurice doesn’t know that he is being hidden from the Nazis by this caring and brave doctor and a nurse. Only when letters to his family are returned to him, when he and his friend Samuel are no longer allowed to speak Yiddish, and he gets a code name does Maurice understand that he is in danger. Maurice and eight other young patients live through an unforgettable experience, full of friendship, solidarity and extraordinary courage. They are the lucky children and their story is a true one.
APPROPRIATE FOR YOUNG ADULTS
DIRECTOR: MALIK CHIBANE
2016 International Film Festival for Children & Young Audiences; European Children’s Film Association ECFA Award; Olympia International Film Festival for Children & Young People - Selection
Sponsors: Susie & Barney Guttman; Partner: March of the Living