30th Galway Film Fleadh 10th - 15th July 2018

It Tolls for Thee

Thu 13 July / Cinemobile / 12:15 / Teens and up
Buy ticketsNew Irish Documentary

“Narrated by Winona Ryder, It Tolls for Thee tells the incredible true story of unsung Irish hero Mary Elmes who saved hundreds of children from the horrors of concentration camps.”

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Through an intriguing conspiracy of circumstance and courage, Irishwoman Mary Elmes found herself centre stage in two of the major theatres of war in the 20th century. During the civil war in Spain, Mary rescued children from the bombs raining down from German and Italian bombers. Within a few years the world was plunged into an even greater conflict as the first industrial-scale attempt to eradicate an entire people began. Once more, ‘doing nothing’ was not an option for Mary. Narrated by Winona Ryder and featuring a wealth of personal archives as well as contributions from those who were spared the death camps because of Mary Elmes, this is a story of unadulterated goodness set in a world of seemingly all-consuming darkness.

Director Andrew Gallimore
Narrated by Winona Ryder
Script Andrew Gallimore
Producer Lucia Gavin

Year 2017
Country Ireland
Duration 74 minutes

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