Merrimack College: McQuade Library


Sisters in resistance [videorecording] / a film by Maia Wechsler.


  • Description: 1 DVD video (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences amd stills ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York : Distributed by Women Make Movies, c2000.

Available copies

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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Merrimack College DVD (2nd) D802.F8 S57 2000 (DVD Merrimack only with performance rights) (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: "Sisters in Resistance is a sponsored film of New York Foundation of the Arts"--Credits.
Commentary is in English, personal narratives are in French with English subtitles.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director, Maia Wechsler ; producers, Maia Wechsler and Catherine Scheinman ; directors of photography, Scott St. John and Peter Chappell ; editor, Anne Checler ; music, Sonya Heller.
Participant or Performer Note: Kate Mulgrew (narrator), Germaine Tillion, Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz, Anise Postal-Vinay, Jacqueline Pery d'Alincourt.
Summary: "This compelling documentary shares the story of four French women of uncommon courage who, in their teens and twenties, risked their lives to fight the Nazi occupation of their country. Neither Jews nor Communists, they were in no danger of arrest before they joined the Resistance. Within two years all four were arrested by the Gestapo and deported as political prisoners to the hell of Ravensbruck concentration camp. Today, elderly but still very active, they continue to push forward as social activists and intellectual leaders in their fields. The film captures their amazing lives, and reveals an uncommon, intense bond of friendship that survives to this day"--Container. The women went on to form the Association of Women Deportees and Prisoners of the Resistance. They have been recognized as French heroines.
System Details Note: DVD.
Mulgrew, Kate, 1955- (Narrator). Tillion, Germaine. (Added Author). Gaulle-Anthonioz, Geneviève de. (Added Author). Alincourt, Jacqueline Pery d' (Added Author). Postel-Vinay, Anise. (Added Author). Wechsler, Maia. (Producer). Scheinman, Catherine. (Producer). St. John, Scott. (Added Author). Chappell, Peter. (Added Author). Checler, Anne. (Film editor). Heller, Sonya. (Added Author). New York Foundation for the Arts. (Added Author). Women Make Movies (Firm) (Added Author).