This film will receive the prestigious Stand-UP Award at SBIFF given by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties Region in California. The League states, "is new, at least for the big screen, that the heroes featured in LIBERTÉ are women, and it is certainly worth discussing why it has taken so long for their stories to be celebrated in this way."
|Stana Katic, Sarah Megan Thomas and Radhika Apte play real-life female heroes.|
The ADL also stated, "The ADL is proud to stand up with these [LIBERTÉ] filmmakers in highlighting real life heroism. What made these women truly remarkable, was the strength of their common conviction despite their varied identities.
Sarah Megan Thomas, who wrote, produced and stars in the film hopes that this film will stir up a conversation about peace. She states, "First and foremost, I hope to honor the legacy of these three heroes with a though-provoking, entertaining feature that ignites a larger conversation about these incredible women who put their lives on the line for freedom. Ultimately, this is a movie about the power of individuals. It's about how individuals from different nationalities and religions united to resist evil because it was urgent and possible. In the end, I hope people ask themselves -- what would I do in that situation? And how can we as a society work together more towards peace despite variety background?"