THE WONDERFUL STORY OF BAKHITA FROM SLAVE TO SAINT

Directed by Giacomo Campiotti

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This story presents the life of Bakhita, a saint who has become a symbol of freedom and reconciliation, and is the patron saint of Africa. ---- ( 202 minutes; Languages: English, French, Portuguese) Born in Sudan, Bakhita is kidnapped as a young girl by slave dealers, then sold and resold as a slave to different masters. She is rescued by Marin, a widower from Italy who sees her plight and pities her. He brings her back to Italy to look after his young daughter, Aurora, in the small town of Veneto. Amidst the prejudice and antagonism of the people there, Bakhita remains kind and generous in her service. Through the local priest, and the support of the Daughters of Charity, Bakhita grows in her faith in God and gets baptized. She decides to join the kind Sisters in the religious life. However Marin wants Bakhita to return to him and Aurora is afraid of losing her companion. Eventually though, Marin realises that he cannot treat her as a slave, the fate from which he had originally rescu

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