The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)

Director
John Kent Harrison

Main cast
Anna Paquin; Marcia Gay Harden; Goran Visnjic; Nathaniel Parker; Steve Speirs

Genres
Drama, War

Description
Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, her idea is met with skepticism by fellow workers, her parish priest, and even her own mother Janina.


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