Dir. Christian Taylor, 2020, United States, 89 min, color
In English and French with English subtitles
FIAF presents a special screening of the documentary The Girl Who Wore Freedom, a touching tribute to D-Day and the longstanding friendship between France and America. The screening will be followed by a Q&A giving you a chance to meet Dany Patrix “The Girl Who Wore Freedom” in person!
The documentary unveils the untold stories of D-Day from the men, women, and children who lived through German occupation and Allied liberation of Normandy, France. Dany Patrix, Maurice Lecoueur, Henri-Jean Renaud, and others who lived through this turbulent time still speak of a love affair that bonds generations of Free French to the American liberators to this day. One little girl’s story exemplifies how the French saw—and still remember—the bravery and heroism of the American GIs. Her name is Dany Patrix, and she is the thread that weaves us throughout this story. Dany became The Girl Who Wore Freedom when her mother made her a red, white, and blue dress from parachutes, which she wore to honor Allied forces at the first D-Day commemoration.
This special screening is in celebration of Delta Air Lines’ historic flight in partnership with Best Defense Foundation returning 30 WWII Veterans to Normandy for the 78th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in June 2022.