As Great Britain’s forces were stretched thin during World War II, Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) began to enlist women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance. Spymistress Vera Atkins, later the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, was the chief recruiter for this secret army. Atkins selected two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall, an American journalist from Baltimore hampered by a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan, a wireless officer of Indian descent and an avowed pacifist. Together, they worked to undermine the Nazi regime in France. The courage, sacrifices and grit of these three women helped quell the Nazi occupation – and ultimately turned the tide of the war.
Official Site: www.ifcfilms.com/films/a-call-to-spy
Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher
Writer: Sarah Megan Thomas
Producer: Adam Schoon, Brian David Cange, Craig DiFolco, David Hoffman, Harriet Leve, Jane Chwick, Jayne Baron Sherman, Joey Shaista Horn, Judith Manocherian, Julia Fisher Farbman, Louise Lovegrove, Margarida De Brito, Matthew Sippel, Michael Chwick, Michael Izquierdo, Mikaela Izquierdo, Monica Mandelli, Sahil Bhatia, Samudrika Arora, Sarah Megan Thomas, Scott Burkhardt and Sharmila Makhija