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Pushing the Elephant

Directed by Beth Davenport and Elizabeth Mandel

This documentary tells the story of Rose Mapendo from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). As Rose fled the atrocities of war in DRC, she was forced to leave her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire, behind. With her other nine children, she was eventually resettled in Arizona, USA, where she works as a full-time advocate for refugees. Now, after 12 years apart, Rose and her daughter Nangabire are reunited.

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