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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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Credited cast:
Christia Visser ... Young Alison
De Klerk Oelofse De Klerk Oelofse ... Perpetrator #2
Alison Botha Alison Botha ... Herself
Zak Hendrikz Zak Hendrikz ... Perpetrator #1
David Comyn David Comyn ... Himself (as Dr. David Comyn)
Lara Carlini Lara Carlini ... Extra
Claire Collier Claire Collier ... Herself
Judge Chris Jansen Judge Chris Jansen ... Himself (as Judge Johan Jansen)
Lorna Carmichael Lorna Carmichael ... Extra
Dyanne Mayer Dyanne Mayer ... Extra
Melvin Humpel Melvin Humpel ... Himself (as Melvin Humple)
Anthony Leak Anthony Leak ... Extra
Jago de Bruijn Jago de Bruijn ... Extra
Sophia Carlini Sophia Carlini ... Extra
Karl van Lith Karl van Lith ... Extra
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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: I will never drive in a car without locking the doors. I will never again watch a film without marveling at every camera angle and the lighting and knowing how many people are in the room watching the person voice her thoughts. I will never again stop myself from crying when I feel the need. I will never again see a butterfly without taking it as a sign just for me.
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Easily one of the most amazing, powerful things I've ever seen...
21 July 2018 | by dwayne-in-canonSee all my reviews

I'm a paramedic so I may look at this differently than some. I can't imagine any way that her body survived this attack, but even beyond that, if you can believe it, her spirit survived, and that is nothing short of a miracle.

It's very graphic, so if you are triggered, or delicate to such things you should probably pass it by. But my life is much better because I've seen this movie.

I've seen some criticize the way that it's presented. I personally think that it's perfect in every way.

I'm willing to bet that you've never heard a story like this before, and I'll bet dollars to donuts that you never will again. It's that incredible.


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