Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ 07723
732-531-9106 Box Office

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The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is completely wheelchair accessible and provides a variety of assistive services upon request. In addition to Large Print Programs and hearing assistive devices at all performances, scheduled sign language interpreting, audio description, and sensory seminars are available at certain performances and upon request.

Contact the box office directly at 732-531-9106, ext. 14.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts

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The Light of Hope

Spain | Drama | 96 min.

The Light of Hope

Spain | Drama | 96 min.


Directed: Silvia Quer


Awards: Winner - Best Movie Gaudi Awards 2018, & Audience, Award Festival de Luchon


The Light of Hope is based on the true story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz, the young Red Cross nurse who became director of the Elne Maternity Home in the south of France through the 1930s and ’40s, during the Spanish Civil War and afterwards. As hundreds of people flee Vichy camps and Franco’s regime in Spain, Eidenbenz and her female co-workers save the lives of 600 infants by providing humane conditions for pregnant women fleeing these deadly and oppressive regimes. But just as the operation starts to thrive, threats from within and without take shape. As French authorities demand that she turn in all Jewish refugee and children, and Elisabeth’s deputy Victoria becomes heavily involved with “La Résistance”, a noble cause but one that brings political danger to their safe haven, Eidenbenz and her staff must risk their lives to keep the maternity home alive.


“The Light of Hope sheds light on a little-known rescue operation and celebrates the power of women to conquer the evils of war.”

 - UK Jewish Film


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