JIFF - Holy Silence

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As World War II looms on the horizon, Pope Pius XI calls on a humble American priest to help him challenge the evils of Nazism and anti-semitism. But death intervenes, and a new pope, Pius XII, carries out a very different response to Hitler and the Holocaust.
Holy Silence tells the dramatic story of the Vatican's actions – and inactions – during World War II and the years leading up to it. Featuring Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn as the voice of President Franklin Roosevelt, the film focuses on the little known story of Americans – from priests to presidents – who worked behind the scenes in hopes of persuading the Holy See to be a strong moral voice against Hitler and fascism.


JIFF - Holy Silence
  • Director
  • Steven Pressman
  • Genre
  • Documentary
  • Classification
  • E, 72 mins
  • Country of Origin
  • USA
  • Audio Language
  • English
  • Distributor
  • JIFF Distribution

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