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St. Stephen's to host Weapons of the Spirit April 22 & 23 at The Prospector Theater

St. Stephen's is proud to host 2 showings of the award winning documentary, Weapons of the Spirit at the Prospector Theater. For information and tickets visit: www.tinyurl.com/WOTStix

Weapons of the Spirit is a documentary film meant to inspire Ridgefielders to love one another. Join your community members for either of two showings of the inspirational independent documentary, Weapons of the Spirit.

"This documentary will provide our guests with the opportunity to consider how normal, everyday people can make a difference in the course of history," suggests Rev. Whitney Altopp of St. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, the film's sponsor. "I hope it stirs dialogue and plants seeds for communities such as Ridgefield to take positive action."

The documentary tells the story of the rescue operation in and around the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in France during World War II. Some 5000 people owe their lives to the Chambonnais. The vast majority of the rescued were Jews. The film won the DuPont-Columbia Award for Broadcast Journalism (sharing it with Ken Burns’s series The Civil War) as well as numerous other awards and accolades.

Ticketed showings (donation encouraged) are offered at the Prospector Theater on noon on Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23.

Donations received will be shared between St.Stephen's Episcopal Church and the Chambon Foundation. The Chambon Foundation is committed to exploring and communicating the necessary and challenging lessons of hope intertwined with the Holocaust's unavoidable lessons of despair. As it happens, Chambon Foundation president and filmmaker Pierre Sauvage is in post-production on the documentary And Crown Thy Good: Varian Fry in Marseille, which focuses on the rescue activities during that time of longtime Ridgefield resident Varian Fry.

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