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80th Anniversary of D-Day — Special Screening, The Girl Who Wore Freedom

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


For the 80th anniversary of D-day, Kultur Ensemble presents the award-winning documentary,

The Girl Who Wore Freedom.



Sponsored by Kultur Ensemble (a French-Germano cultural organisation hosted by the Alliance Française ATL and the Goethe Zentrum ATL), and thanks to the generosity of the Plaza Theatre, the consulates of France and Germany in Atlanta present the award winning documentary The Girl Who Wore Freedom.



Discover the untold stories of D-Day from the men, women, and children who lived through German occupation and Allied liberation of Normandy, France. Powerful and deeply personal, THE GIRL WHO WORE FREEDOM tells the stories of an America that lived its values, instilling a pride in country that is in danger of becoming a relic of the past.





When Christian Taylor (the documentary ‘s writor, director, executive producer) followed her son, then Spc. Hunter Taylor of the U.S. Army101st Airborne Division, to an annual D-Dayceremony in Normandy, France, she felt as if she landed in the middle of the most patriotic, flag-waving, Main Street America, Fourth of Julyparade ever. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of people -mostly French and many dressed as civilians or GIs from the 1940s – filled the streets. They crowded around modern-day American soldiers and World War II veterans who had been part of the D-Day liberation of Normandy. A French civilian approached Spc.Taylor, thanked him for his service, and asked for a photograph. Christian was amazed – why was this happening ?

Danielle “Dany” Patrix Boucherie, a childhood survivor of D-Day, explained. She introduced Christian to other survivors and families of survivors, who shared personal stories about the occupation and liberation. Their stories underscored the damage caused by occupation, and gave new definition to the idea of freedom requiring sacrifice.

Dany became THE GIRL WHO WOREFREEDOM when her mother made her a red, white, and blue dress from parachutes,which she wore to honor Allied forces at the first D-Day commemoration. Then, as now, her personification of gratitude towards the soldiers who liberated her community keeps the memories alive through annual D-Day celebrations and personal relationships.


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