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Outstanding Documentary - A Triumph of the Human Spirit
Really every high school student around the world should be required to watch this movie. It is an incredibly touching lesson in human triumph to not only continue to live after unspeakable cruelty but to excel at life. The women in this story demonstrate that the incredible journey they undertake to gain their lives back is nothing short of miraculous. It is unfortunate that often documentaries are overlooked when one is considering going to the movies. I would urge you to spend 40 minutes and watch this with your family and then engage in a discussion. The merits of this documentary go without saying. This documentary is well deserving of the 2012 Documentary Short Academy Award.
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