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Raped. Disemboweled. Nearly decapitated. Dumped on the outskirts of a nature reserve, dead - or so they thought. She needed a hero that night, so that's what she became. This is Alison's tale. A tale of monsters, miracles and hope.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Christia Visser ... Young Alison
Alison Botha Alison Botha ... Herself
Zak Hendrikz Zak Hendrikz ... Perpetrator #1
De Klerk Oelofse De Klerk Oelofse ... Perpetrator #2
Dr. Tiaan Eilerd Dr. Tiaan Eilerd ... Himself
Bugsy Botha Bugsy Botha ... Himself
Francois Maree Francois Maree ... Young Tiaan Eilerd
Dr. David Comyn Dr. David Comyn ... Himself
Melvin Humpel Melvin Humpel ... Himself (as Melvin Humple)
Marianne Thamm Marianne Thamm ... Herself
Karl van Lith Karl van Lith ... Extra
Levi de Bruijn Levi de Bruijn ... Extra
Karen Jones Karen Jones ... Extra
Jago de Bruijn Jago de Bruijn ... Extra
Maria Klein Maria Klein ... Herself
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When the going gets really tough, we need ordinary people of extraordinary strength and courage to jolt us into action and offer us hope. In December 1994 Alison Botha became such an individual. She needed a hero that night, so that's what she became. Written by Towerkop Creations

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Alison Botha: Of course, the moment when after years of planning, the crew bus actually pulled up outside my house and unpacked their gear that filled my garden and garage and house. That was a jump-up-and-down moment, for sure.
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Excellent!
20 April 2018 | by tammyannefortuinSee all my reviews

A very well directed piece of work, and a story for all who need inspiration. Hearing Alison Botha tell her version of events was chilling and sobering. This tale of survival is remarkable. The execution of the film was outstanding, and with its honest portrayal of events on the timeline (especially after the attack), it takes us into the beautiful direction of hope.


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