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Strong at the Broken Places

DVD

38 minutes
Source: Cambridge Documentary Films

This film is a documentary about four people devastated by trauma and loss who find common ground in their journey to recovery and in their need to help others and become activists. From Arn Chorn Pond, a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide who talks about founding an organization to help young Asians involved in street gang violence, to Max Cleland, a Vietnam veteran who lost his legs but went on to become a state senator in Georgia, we see how trauma survivors transform their own lives by transforming the lives of others.

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