An Orphan's Dream (2009)

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This is the incredible story of two orphans who were given a chance to dream... Durga, born in an impoverished village in Nepal, was orphaned at 10 years old - becoming Mom and Dad to her ... See full summary »

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Martin Berthiaume

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Durga Jaisi Durga Jaisi ... Self
Philip Pleiwon Philip Pleiwon ... Self
Andrew Smith Andrew Smith ... Self
Samantha Walker Samantha Walker ... Self
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This is the incredible story of two orphans who were given a chance to dream... Durga, born in an impoverished village in Nepal, was orphaned at 10 years old - becoming Mom and Dad to her younger brother. She sent him to school while she worked at a gravel pit - chipping rocks. After being rescued by a Canadian NGO, Durga was given her first chance to go to school. Today she is 20 years old and graduating as a certified accountant. She is introduced to photographer Samantha Walker, who documents her life in photography - expressing the pain of the past to the hope of the present and future. After losing his family in the rebel wars in Liberia, Africa, Philip struggled through a series of UNBELIEVABLE events. Yet he seized opportunities that led him to become a top student at the University of Johannesburg. His encounter with singer-songwriter Andrew Smith is filled with emotion. Smith will write an instrumental song about Philip's experiences - while they journey back into his ... Written by MB

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Canada

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English

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Liberia See more »

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CAD80,000 (estimated)
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