Fanny's Journey

Synopsis

The poignant story of a brave and resourceful young girl leading a small band of orphans through Nazi-occupied Europe. Based on the autobiography of Fanny Ben Ami, the journey starts in 1939. After the arrest of her father in Paris, Fanny and her younger sisters, Erica and Georgette, are sent to a refectory for Jewish children in a neutral zone. For a time, she and her new friends are safe, but the war catches up to them soon enough, forcing them to flee. Fanny, now all of 13 years-old, has always relied on adults to take care of her, but as Mussolini’s Italy collapses and the chaos of war closes in, Fanny has to be the adult for a group of 8 children. Hounded on all sides, and with nothing but her wits and her newly discovered fearlessness, Fanny resolves to do whatever it takes to get her young charges safely to the Swiss border. A tale of survival seen through the eyes of children coming-of-age amidst the horrors of WWII.

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Showtimes

SACRAMENTO - April 22 - Crest Theatre