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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
Francois Maree Francois Maree ... Young Tiaan Eilerd
Zak Hendrikz Zak Hendrikz ... Perpetrator #1
De Klerk Oelofse De Klerk Oelofse ... Perpetrator #2
Marianne Thamm Marianne Thamm ... Herself
Dr. Tiaan Eilerd Dr. Tiaan Eilerd ... Himself
Sophia Carlini Sophia Carlini ... Extra
Judge Chris Jansen Judge Chris Jansen ... Himself (as Judge Johan Jansen)
Dr. David Comyn Dr. David Comyn ... Himself
Melvin Humpel Melvin Humpel ... Himself (as Melvin Humple)
Bugsy Botha Bugsy Botha ... Himself
Hannelie Bakker Hannelie Bakker ... Herself
Maria Klein Maria Klein ... Herself
Jago de Bruijn Jago de Bruijn ... 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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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

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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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From the album "Fall Awake"
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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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