The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

Synopsis: The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto.
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Director(s): John Kent Harrison
Production: CBS
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Year:
2009
95 min
111 Views

CHILDREN OF IRENA SENDLER

ln the memory of all the known and unknown

who are, ''Righteous Among the Nations''.

Yes?

Yes.

Yes, l will come right away.

l will walk, so twenty minutes.

Please, stay calm.

Irenka?

lt's all right, Mama.

Go back to sleep.

- Thank God, you are here.

- Where is she?

ln the cupboard.

Tonight, when Krzysztof came home

the way our neighbours looked at him

we were betrayed. l just know.

l'm sorry, Irena.

lf the Germans find us hiding a Jew,

they will shoot us.

Hello, Anna, it's Irena.

You do not need to be afraid.

And tonight...

you will stay with me.

Would you like that?

How many mothers do you have?

l just have one.

Already, l had three.

Shh.

Why do they not like me?

Who does not like you?

My mothers.

Your mothers love you.

And l love you.

And l will always love you.

Go to sleep.

- We have to go now.

- Here.

lt is safe to take

her out in broad daylight?

She looks like one of us.

Are you worried?

Not one bit.

Mama, hmm?

- Ahh, good.

- Eva will love it.

lt's perfect.

Mama! Take your medicine.

Mama, please.

You are so funny.

You're a wonderful girl.

The second doll with the long

locks was called Bella.

Come in Anna!

Anna, this is Miss Jadwiga.

Hello, sweetie.

Come in.

Thank you. Come in.

Anna, you can play with

Miss Jadwiga's children while

l find you a lovely place to live.

You're a good girl.

- Take care of her.

- Hello, sweetie.

She has passed outside the ghetto

all this time. There must be

- a Polish family who can take her.

- Not any we know personally.

l'll ask father Godlewski

he will know some we can trust.

- Wait. You mean now?

- His soup kitchen's on my way.

- You're going to the Ghetto?

- Yes. l will see you later.

Get out of here.

Irena Sendler, you work?

Department of Social Services.

l see that, my question is about today,

why are you here?

Inspection of the refugee centers.

Prevent the spread of typhus.

You Poles must solve this problem,

it's a disgrace.

Go in.

Next please, documents.

Only bread today, take it.

Go.

l told you once

l won't tell you again.

You're not hungry?

Please, please buy it from me.

Father Godlewski. Good morning.

Ah, Irena.

What do you hear?

ln the last two weeks, they have filled

train cars of Jews in Luxemburg and

Vienna, deported them all

to the ghetto in Lodz - and here,

every day they bring more.

You know we are doing all we can to

help Jews survive outside the ghetto.

- Yes, l know, very well.

- And today l have a little girl

- and no Polish family to hide her.

- It's not easy for Poles either.

- Perhaps in your congregation?

-Irena, please...

...of all people you know

the risk for a Polish family.

Even so, is it not possible there are

some or even many Poles who want

to help but don't know how?

Yes, yes, yes. It is possible.

Eva.

Irena.

Come, come.

- Good morning, Hannah.

- Oh, Irenka.

Always such a faithful friend.

God bless you.

Rabbi Rozenfeld.

Dear Irena, how are you this fine day?

ls this work for a Rabbi?

We all must live with dignity,

especially in days of hatred.

Miss Irena! Miss Irena!

Karolyna! Or should l say, the famous

Miss Nijinska, Prima ballerina?

Do you know what l learned to do!

Do you want to see?

Of course, you must show me!

Brava!

- How is your mother?

- Well enough, if she behaves.

- And your Jacob?

- Last week he came back into

- the Ghetto to hug his daughter.

- And to kiss you, l'm sure.

Maybe yes, a little.

l brought a few things.

Let me, let me!

And this.

Irena, what do we have here?

You made this?

Can you imagine me putting

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John Kent Harrison

John Kent Harrison (JKH) is a film and television director and writer who is best known for his work in the international mini-series format. He is currently writing Fur Trading In America, a novel based on his canoe trip from London Ontario to New Orleans in the summer of 1969. more…

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