All of us are a confluence of subtle events. Imagine knowing that you owe your existence to a 'gangly, big nosed, energetic, golf loving Kerry priest' by the name of Hugh O'Flaherty. In 1943, in the middle of World War II riddled Rome, this very priest risked his own neck in order to save the lives of people he didn't know. O'Flaherty became a Vatican Monsignor in 1934. It was there that he adopted various disguises to evade capture and assassination by the Nazis, becoming a life-saver and a legend after aiding the rescue of some 4,000 Jews and Allied soldiers. He built a network of contacts and safe locations and his helpers included communists, British soldiers, the singer Delia Murphy and many others. You could track down the 1983 made for TV movie The Scarlet and The Black, in which Gregory Peck plays O'Flaherty, but we'd recommend this fantastically captivating documentary instead from the always innovating Brian Willis and his team at Igloo Productions.