Irena Sendler, the "Female Schindler," Portrayed in CBS Movie
February 13, 2009 02:40 PM
by findingDulcinea Staff
An upcoming TV movie details the heroic life of Irena Sendler,
credited with saving the lives of thousands of Jewish children during
World War II.
Movie About Irena Sendler To Appear on CBS
CBS will air a TV movie on April 19 about the story of Irena Sendler,
a Polish Catholic social worker responsible for saving 2,500 Jewish
children during the Holocaust. Sendler died on May 12, 2008, at the
age of 98. The movie, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" is
based on Anna Mieszkowska's 2005 biography, "Mother of the Children
of the Holocaust: The Irena Sendler Story."
Anna Paquin recently agreed to play the starring role, according to
United Press International. The Canadian-born actress won an Oscar
for her performance in "The Piano" as a child and she currently
costars on the HBO series "True Blood," which has earned her a Golden
Marcia Gay Harden, Nathaniel Parker and Goran Visnjic will also be
starring in the movie.