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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
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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" An unexpected yet brilliant and inspirational documentary focused on Alison Botha's life." Oaxaca FilmFest See more »

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12 August 2016 (South Africa) See more »

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Alison Botha: It's a big moment when you share something that you really believe in with others - a little nervous at what their reaction will be. And that moment becomes significant and pivotal when they choose to believe in it too."
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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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