An exceptional story of a couple of teachers like no other. This
is the story of Yvonne and Roger Hagnauer, who everyone called
Gull and Penguin. They ran the children’s home in Sèvres. During the Second World War, they hid Jewish children there, then after the war, they welcomed children of deportees. The film tells a unique experience of freedom, new pedagogy and openness to the world. But it also tells the story of intellectuals, pacifists, trade unionists and feminists. A couple of resistance fighters we thought were collaborators. It is also the story of the director, since his mother was saved by this couple and spent all her childhood in this house. Alternating interviews, archival images and animated sequences, the filmmaker signs an inventive tribute to two extraordinary beings.
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