Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on March 22, 2018 in: General News

St. Joseph Parish
Adult Faith Formation Board

The Innocents

This film recounts an episode in the life of Madeleine Pauliac, a doctor serving in
the French Red Cross who was assigned as the Chief Doctor of the French Hospital
in Warsaw, which was in ruins, in April, 1945. She was in charge of the
repatriation of French soldiers who remained in Poland, much of which was under
the control of Russia. In that capacity, Dr. Pauliac traveled throughout Poland and
learned of the horrors perpetrated by Russian soldiers, who rapes of Polish women
were legion, including women in maternity wards and nuns in convents. The
movie focuses on the doctor’s interaction with the nuns in one convent, a number
of whom had become pregnant as a result of such rapes. That interaction was
necessarily secret, and involved significant risk to Dr. Pauliac, both professionally
and personally. The subject matter of this film is challenging, and some of the
scenes are graphic. Also, the characters speak either Polish or French, so the
English sub titles are necessary (not just for the hard of hearing).

Sunday, April 15, 2018
2:00 p.m. in the St. Agnes Room

This is the fourth of our 2017-2018 series
Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Admission is FREE; All are Welcome.
A Discussion will Follow the Showing
and Light Refreshments will be Served.