by Susannah Jaff

Feminist P.O.V. in New Films

Daring to Resist, by Martha Lubell and Barbara Attie, is a captivating documentary about three young women who survived and helped others survive during the Holocaust. Narrated by actress Janeane Garafalo, the film tells of the lives of Barbara, a ballerina who worked for the underground in Holland; Shulamit, a Hungarian Zionist who escaped every evil; and Faye, a Polish partisan who photographed what the Nazis did. Each of the women was in her late teens when the war began, still very much girls tied to their families. And each made the striking decision to dodge the danger alone after her family refused to flee.

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