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Beyond Belief - documentary DVD review
BEYOND BELIEF Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating: 4 1/2 stars
Featuring: Susan Retik, Patti Quigley
Director: Beth Murphy   Studio: Alive Mind
DVD release: 02 September 2008   Runtime: 92 min. (1 disc)
Format: Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
DVD Features: Audio tracks (English - Dolby Digital), Closed-captioned, Interview with producer/director Beth Murphy, Trailer

This documentary is timely in a United States that is suffering from numerous wounds to our collective psyche. From our economic scare to our loss of life in the Iraq war, Americans are against the wall and don't know where to turn. Two women, Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, found a place to turn away from that wall and heal after discovering they had a bond, a terrible one: both their husbands lost their lives in the terrorist planes that were used as weapons on the now-infamous 9/11. Watching events unfold through the media coverage for the next several months after the terrorist events, they discovered that it was not only the widows here in America who were suffering from the unexpected and devastating loss of their husbands, but also the women in Afghanistan.

Although this was the very country held responsible for hiding the terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, Susan and Patti realized that these women weren't suffering any less than they were. In fact, they believed that these women may be more traumatized than they and the other widows here in America were. Together they decided to use their grief for good, to turn the power of pain into the power of compassion. Turning their backs on blame and hate, two emotions so common after 9/11, Susan and Patti instead focused on reaching out to the widows, whose husbands lived among and may have practiced the beliefs of the Taliban, to help them rebuild their lives.

A heartwarming tribute to the memory of the Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, Beyond Belief is a real-life story of how to turn grief and anger into positive action. Susan and Patti never forget their own wounds but worked through the pain by helping others whose pain was worse than their own. Both of them reached far beyond their own grief by acknowledging that without 9/11, the world would never have known the extent of the suffering women in Afghanistan. Beyond Belief, winner of numerous independent film festival awards, is filled with joy and tears. Adults and mature teenagers alike will be touched and learn compassion in watching this documentary.
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