A Courageous Heart is the story of one Polish woman who, faced with great adversity during WWII, saved the lives of many, many children in the Warsaw Ghetto. Irena Sendler went to her grave believing that she could have done more, but those who see this film will admire her strength, courage and achievement. What is most ironic is the fact that Irena's story was `discovered' by children in the US as part of a history project (Life in a Jar). The film is beautifully told and truly representative of the strength of many Polish women who suffered greatly during the war. Having previously travelled from Australia to Poland and visited Paviak Prison (where Irena was once held), the Warsaw Ghetto (where the film is set), Auschwitz - Birkenau and Majdanek concentration camps, I just cannot imagine the fear that Irena and her helpers must have experienced through those times. Irena Sendler helped save over 2,500 children, was honoured by a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, but it was not enough. This film honours a great woman whose strength should be admired and celebrated. A must see film for those who value life and family.