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Documentary Remembers A World War II Loss Through The Eyes Of Former Resistance Fighter 'Colette'

The documentary “Colette” is on the shortlist for an Academy Award.

The film tells the story of 92-year-old Colette Marin-Catherine, a former member of the French Resistance who refused to set foot in Germany after her brother, who was also in the resistance, was captured and killed. But in 2019, Marin-Catherine, accompanied by a young historian named Lucie Fouble, goes to see the concentration camp where her brother died.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Colette, with translation provided by the film’s producer Alice Doyard.

Watch on YouTube.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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Colette Marin-Catherine (right) and Lucie Fouble look at a picture of Marin-Catherine's brother, Jean-Pierre, who died in the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp in Germany. (Courtesy of The Guardian)
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Colette Marin-Catherine (right) and Lucie Fouble look at a picture of Marin-Catherine's brother, Jean-Pierre, who died in the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp in Germany. (Courtesy of The Guardian)