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Beyond Belief


92 minutes
Source: Keno International

Susan Retik and Patti Quigley are two ordinary moms living their American dream until both of their husbands are killed by terrorists. Rather than turning inward, grief compels them to travel to Afghanistan and help empower Afghan women whose lives have been ravaged by decades of war, poverty, and oppression, factors they consider to be root causes of terrorism. The two women discover an unlikely kinship with widows halfway around the world, and a profound way to move beyond tragedy.

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