Simone Veil was a jewish child who survived the worst barbarity of the century. Overcoming the trauma of the deportation, she became the fighter who advanced women's rights and the European adventure. A symbol of resilience, commitment and freedom, the young Simone Jacob will leave her mark on the course of history. For an entire country, she is an icon, elegant and strong, "our mother of courage" as Robert Badinter wrote.
With never-before-seen interviews with her sons and grandchildren, and an exceptional sharing of her family albums, this documentary dives into the intimacy of an exceptional woman. It traces the incredible destiny of a survivor whose life is a mirror in which we can read and understand the history of french people in the 20th century.
Direction: Hugues Nancy
Production: Nilaya Production for France Télévisions