La France Divisée

Filmmakers

Barbara P. Barnett

Co-Producer/Co-Director

Her first documentary Faces of the Holocaust was featured on National Public Radio
Barbara P. Barnett, Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, M.A., M.S., Head of Modern Languages at the Agnes Irwin School, has been interviewing French Holocaust survivors, members of the Resistance, hidden children, righteous gentiles and historians since 1993. She was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, traveled to France to do research at the Centre de Documentation Juive contemporaine and conducted interviews in Paris and the Cévennes. Her first documentary Faces of the Holocaust (1995) was featured on National Public Radio and Free Speech T.V. and won honorable mention at the Judah Magnus Film Festival in Berkeley, California. The film chronicles the moving story of Marcel Jabelot, a French Holocaust survivor. In addition to television broadcasts throughout the country, this film was screened in Philadelphia, Boston, Nashville, New York City, Washington D.C, Lyon and Paris, France.


Eileen M. Angelini

Co-Producer/Co-Director

Conducted many workshops across the U. S. on the teaching of the Holocaust in the classroom
E ileen M. Angelini, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Associate Professor of French at Canisius College (prior to Canisius College, she was Director of the Foreign Language Program and Associate Professor of Foreign Languages at Philadelphia University) has received multiple research grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well the French and Canadian governments. She attended Susan R. Suleimen’s 1998 NEH Summer Seminar at Harvard University entitled “War and Memory: Postwar Representations of the Occupation and World War II in French Literature, History and Film.” She has interviewed French people who lived through World War II in both the United States and France and has conducted many workshops across the United States on the teaching of the Holocaust in the World Language classroom. Angelini secured a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education to co-produce/co-direct La France Divisée under the auspices of the American Association of Teachers of French.