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“Red de libertad,” the movie about the nun who faces the Nazis

Light shines brightest at the darkest times, no matter how small it is. In the middle of the madness of World War II, each act of kindness had a greater impact than that of any bullet.

In this hostile context, a sister from the Daughters of Charity, carried out a hidden effort that saved the lives of 2,000 people, who were prisoners in Nazi concentration camps in France.

Sr. Helena Studler created a network of contacts and collaborators that permitted the escapes of many, among them the future president of France, François Miterrand. This nun’s great feat is told in this film, “Red de Libertad,” the movie about the woman who couldn’t sit back and do nothing, while people were in danger.

ASSUMPTA SERNA
Actress
“Helena Studler is a brave person, she’s a person who has a series of human values that were important to tell now, and that have to be remembered forever. It’s a definite call for tremendous love, deeper than beliefs and political ideas. She’s a character who is by the side of people who need it and who shows us to be by the side of people who need it.”

The movie arrives on the four hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the Vincentian family. This French nun was a clear example of the charism of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac

“If you touch him, you will have to disinfect your hands.”

“What do you all hate about them so much? Are they so different from you? Do they not have eyes, arms, hearts and soul? Why have you stripped them of their dignity?”

Assumpta Serna, an internationally renowned actress, returns to the big screen in this production, playing a modest woman capable of facing a whole empire with large doses of cunning and courage.

ASSUMPTA SERNA
Actress
“'Red de Libertad' is an important movie, it’s a story that needed to be told. Also because it’s about a woman. It’s truly possible to find stories about women, hidden in the shadows that we need to reveal. From a professional standpoint, it has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my career.”

PABLO MORENO
Director, Red de Libertad
“We believe that more films need to be shot in which the main characters are women, and are about women. Also, women have had a great role throughout history, many times silently, and also within the Church. So, we wanted to reclaim that and this story seemed very interesting to us.”

“Red de Libertad” is one of those films that tell important stories, those that help make sure past atrocities don’t repeat themselves and that honor the memory of the brave