This afternoon Joan finally had the pleasure of meeting Isabelle Coelho-Marques President @NYPortuguese at the showing of the film "Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story" presented by the Jewish Arts & Film Festival @StamfordJCC.
And, in addition, to find that they have much in common.
1. They are both sensitive. They both cried as they watched the film. It was Isabelle's 1st viewing of this immensely touching version of the Sousa Mendes story. It was Joan's 4th (at least); and
2. They are both of the opinion that there should be an 11th Commandment: Spread the good word!
Here are Isabelle and Joan with Eileen Berets, Sousa Mendes visa recipient, who shared her deep appreciation for Aristides de Sousa Mendes' act of moral courage that save her family.