Film about Occupation heroine to receive première in London

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A FILM based on the true story of an Islander who paid with her life for hiding a slave worker during the Occupation is to première in London on Thursday.

The film, Another Mother's Son, stars British actress Jenny Seagrove and former Boyzone singer-turned-actor Ronan Keating.

Produced by Bill Kenwright Films, it tells the story of Louisa Gould who, along with her brother Harold Le Druillenec, and sister Ivy Forster, was betrayed by neighbours in St Ouen and arrested in 1944 for harbouring Russian fugitive Feodor 'Bill' Buryi.

Mrs Gould died in the gas chambers at Ravensbrück concentration camp in February 1945. Her brother survived the Belsen camp, where Anne Frank died, and later returned to Jersey to become a teacher.

Their sister, who was not deported to a German camp, survived to become the first woman States Member.

A spokesman for Bill Kenwright Films could not confirm if there would be a special screening of the film in the Island. However, Cineworld are due to screen it from 24 March.

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