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Behind every battlefront, the unsung heroines of Italy stood defiant

Amidst the chaos of World War II, Italian women rise as unsung heroes, collaborating with Canadian troops and wielding influence on the frontlines, challenging war's conventional gender narratives.

Women Of The Resistance: The Unsung Heroines of Italy" delves into the pivotal roles of Italian women during World War II, challenging conventional narratives of the conflict. In the turbulent summer of 1943, Italy was at a crossroads, struggling to shed its fascist shackles. From this crucible emerged a formidable group of women whose daily acts of bravery would change the course of the war. Viewers are granted an intimate look through the eyes of the last surviving Italo-Canadian partisans as they reflect on their collaboration with Canadian troops and recount their often-overlooked contributions to the liberation effort. Engaging in everything from anti-fascist propaganda to frontline combat, these women were instrumental in causing significant losses to the German army. Through personal stories, archival footage, and expert insights, the film celebrates these fierce women who became a force to be reckoned with and an invaluable asset to the Allied forces despite being perceived as less threatening.

A film by anthony sarracco