I find the most moving character to be Joan, who may appear to be an ordinary lady on the streets of London, but she does in fact have an extraordinary story. Joan was born in Brussels in 1940 to Jewish parents who faced the hatred and intolerance of the Nazis when the German army invaded Belgium. In the hope that her daughters would lead a better life, Joan’s mother sent her children away from danger to America to be fostered. Being so young at the time, Joan explains through heart breaking words, that she lost touch with her past and only understood the sacrifice and hardship involved once she was older and re-joined her parents in England. Joan says that one of her biggest achievements was putting one foot in front of the other, which certainly reflects the suffering rooted in this woman’s journey. After picking up her education later in life and having raised a family, putting one foot in front of the other proved to be the start of a happier life. You'll find the Joan's story linked below. These six clips are a perfect source of inspiration in Citizenship or RE lessons, and are bound to spark off stimulating discussion. They cover themes of bravery, acceptance, dedication and achievement and all of them are inspiring. Walking down the street and passing hundreds of people every day, we can become detached from the crowd. Films like this make us remember that the blur of anonymous faces are individuals in their own right, each with their own unique story to tell.