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For the Love of a Child (2006)

In the 1950s, two actresses set up a charity home for "orphans" (children who were purposely abandoned and shunned because of their mixed ethnicity). The children find themselves being loved and looked after properly.

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Sara
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Yvonne
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Annie
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Richard
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Laura
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Michael (as Jake Smith)
David McNally ...
Bart Fletcher
Marty Antonini ...
Detective Carter
Rod Heatherington ...
Patrol Officer
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Mrs. Wade
Diana Frechette ...
Counselor
Eden Sollereder ...
Julia
Patricia Darbasie ...
Dr. Ryan
Mieko Ouchi ...
Mama Ji
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1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary centers for abused and/or neglected children in the States. Among them is bright Jacob Fletcher, whose stepfather, a lawyer, terrorized him into utter trauma and reclaims him shortly after 10 months in jail. Jacob's peers have distressing stories of their own, but competent, devoted staff helps most of them decisively on the former farm, using animal therapy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Sara: Little Michael's dead.
Yvonne: From Beaumont, that poor sweet boy.
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Friendship
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by Peri Gilpin and Teri Polo
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The love of children.
21 August 2006 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Based on the book written by Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson ('Silence Broken'), this TV movie chronicles how both Sara and Yvonne went all the way to help kids who had been neglected.

The TV movie began with a young boy Jacob who tried to hide away from his abusive father as he tried to call the help centre. Though Jacob's father eventually found out where his son was, the help centre eventually managed to trace where the call was from. It was later known that the centre was managed by both Sara and Yvonne.

After Jacob was being brought to the centre, Sara and Yvonne reminisced about the time when they performed back in Tokyo and the event which changed their life. The two ladies knew after their encounter with the homeless kids on the streets of Tokyo that helping neglected kids was something they can do.

The movie changes between the current times and the time when Sara and Yvonne trying very hard to push their cause across to the relevant authorities in the country to some of the cases in the movie like especially two children by the name of Laura and Michael other than Jacob.

Sometimes it's just scary to hear and watch of cases of child abuse. But then it's just true that there are always such cases out there. The TV movie can really pull the heartstrings.


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