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NOTE: Following is a corrected version of MN001, Triumph of Humanity, moved earlier today. Please note the change in the final two graphs and the addition of the third graph.

NOTE: Following is a corrected version of MN001, Triumph of Humanity, moved earlier today. Please note the change in the final two graphs and the addition of the third graph.
 TRIUMPH OF HUMANITY RECOUNTED IN 'WEAPONS OF THE SPIRIT'
 ST. PAUL, Minn., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Filmmaker Pierre Sauvage began his life in a small French village that banded together to shelter Jewish refugees from the Nazis during World War II. The village -- a place he describes as "uniquely committed to my survival" -- was Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a poor community of peasants and farmers, located 350 miles south of Paris in the mountains of South-central France.
 "Weapons of the Spirit," an award-winning feature documentary, will be hosted by journalist Bill Moyers in a two-hour special airing nationally on PBS Monday, March 23, 1992, from 9 - 11 p.m., EST. (Check local listings for airdates and times.)
 One of the most critically acclaimed specials of the 1990-91 television season, "Weapons of the Spirit" was recently named (along with "The Civil War") as a recipient of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award as "Best Independent Documentary."
 Sauvage returns to his birthplace to highlight the extraordinary courage and commitment of the Le Chambon villagers during the war. Weaving archival footage and photographs with the stirring recollections of both survivors and townspeople, "Weapons of the Spirit" chronicles the dramatic events of occupied France from both historical and personal perspectives. The program, which opens with an introduction by Moyers, closes with his interview with filmmaker Sauvage.
 For the people of Le Chambon -- proud descendants of the Huguenots with their own history of persecution -- the Biblical admonition to "love thy neighbor" was demonstrated in a unique and compelling way during World War II. At a time when thousands of Jews, many of them fellow countrymen, were being handed over to the Germans for deportation, this small community of 5,000 people provided a safe haven to an estimated 5,000 Jews, many of them children.
 "Weapons of the Spirit" is produced by Pierre Sauvage Productions and Friends of Le Chambon. The PBS special is a presentation of KTCA- TV, St. Paul/Minneapolis, and is funded in part by the Grand Marnier Foundation. Producer-writer-director: Pierre Sauvage. Coproducer: Barbara M. Rubin.
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