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Patrick Novecosky | Review
Jul 01, 2011
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Bakhita: From Slave to Saint

The inspiring and true story of an African slave who became an Italian saint . . .

Bakhita: From Slave to Saint
Starring Fatou Kine Boye, Stefania Rocca
On DVD now Not rated, 190 min.

In 1948, Aurora Marin arrives with her family at the convent where Sr. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese-born former slave, has just died. Aurora gathers her children around Bakhita’s picture and tells them the true story of her childhood nanny. As a slave, Bakhita was sold to Aurora’s father. She then came to Italy as Aurora’s nanny. Although she was mistreated by others, Bakhita embraced the Catholic faith. She was canonized on Oct. 1, 2000. Italian with English subtitles.

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