The courageous heart of Irena Sendler [DVD videorecording] Hallmark Hall of Fame ; director, John Kent Harrison ; writers, John Kent Harrison and Lawrence John Spagnola.
Contributor(s): Harrison, John Kent [drt, aus] | Spagnola, Lawrence J [aus] | Paquin, Anna [act] | Visnjic, Goran [act] | Harden, Marcia Gay [act] | Kaczmarek, Jan A. P [cmp] | Mieszkowska, Anna. Mother of the Holocaust children | Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc.Material type: Visual materialSeries: Hallmark Hall of Fame (DVD videodiscs): 68.Publisher: [United States] : Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Edition: Gold crown collector's ed.Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Sendlerowa, Irena, 1910-2008 -- Drama | World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Drama | World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama | Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945 -- Drama | Social workers -- Drama | Warsaw (Poland) -- DramaGenre/Form: Television programs -- United States. | Biographical television programs. | Made-for-TV movies. | Television adaptations. | Fiction television programs. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Biographical television programs. | War television programs.DDC classification: 791.45/72
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DVD, NTSC; widescreen presentation, 5.1 Dolby surround; region 1.
Anna Paquin, Goran Visnjic, Marcia Gay Harden, Michelle Dockery, Danuta Stenka, Rebecca Windheim, Sergei Marchenko.
Director of photography, Jerzy Zielinski ; editor, Henk Van Eeghen ; music, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.
Based on the book "The mother of the Holocaust children" by Anna Mieszkowska.
Originally produced in 2009.
As a social worker, Irena had access to the Warsaw Ghetto, making it possible for her to rescue the daughter of a Jewish friend and safely hide the young girl with a Catholic family. Realizing that thousands of children were still in danger, Irena recruited sympathetic friends and co-workers to smuggle children out and place them in safe homes, farms and convents. At great personal risk, she devised extraordinary schemes to sneak the children by Nazi guards, bringing them out in ambulances, suitcases and even wheelbarrows.
Special features include making of, conversation, the production, cast & credits, biographies.