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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
De Klerk Oelofse De Klerk Oelofse ... Perpetrator #2
Alison Botha Alison Botha ... Herself
Zak Hendrikz Zak Hendrikz ... Perpetrator #1
Francois Maree Francois Maree ... Young Tiaan Eilerd
Judge Chris Jansen Judge Chris Jansen ... Himself (as Judge Johan Jansen)
Dr. Tiaan Eilerd Dr. Tiaan Eilerd ... Himself
Karl van Lith Karl van Lith ... Extra
Melvin Humpel Melvin Humpel ... Himself (as Melvin Humple)
Jago de Bruijn Jago de Bruijn ... Extra
John Fell John Fell ... Extra
Oakley de Bruijn Oakley de Bruijn ... Extra
Lindi Bredenhann Lindi Bredenhann ... Extra
Anthony Leak Anthony Leak ... Extra
Karen Jones Karen Jones ... 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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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2016 (South Africa) See more »

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Towerkop Creations See more »
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Alison Botha: I will never drive in a car without locking the doors. I will never again watch a film without marveling at every camera angle and the lighting and knowing how many people are in the room watching the person voice her thoughts. I will never again stop myself from crying when I feel the need. I will never again see a butterfly without taking it as a sign just for me.
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From the album "Fall Awake"
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So you don't believe in miracles?
21 August 2018 | by pr-36See all my reviews

Alison's story shows the viewer the worst and best of human nature - and in no uncertain terms. Graphic, disturbing and emotional, Alison's incredible story is required viewing, but viewer discretion is definitely advised.


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