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      Beyond Belief

      2007 1h 38m Documentary List
      85% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 89% Audience Score 250+ Ratings This documentary details the lives of Patti Quigley and Susan Retik, two Boston women who were both pregnant when they lost their husbands in the 9/11 attacks. Realizing that terrorism has many causes and victims, the two women start working on a benefit bicycle marathon, from Boston to Ground Zero, to aid Afghan widows. The success of this event convinces the women to make a trip to Afghanistan, where they witness firsthand the impoverished villages they are trying to help improve. Read More Read Less

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      Deborah Ross The Spectator The whole thing is just so fabulously, gloriously risible. The narrative follows no known logic: not internal, not external, not even the logic that can't quite make up its mind and sits on the patio, dithering about whether to stay out or come in. Aug 22, 2018 Full Review Joshua Land Time Out Rated: 4/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News Make sure to bring extra tissues when you go see Beth Murphy's intimate and inspiring documentary. Rated: 3/4 Feb 29, 2008 Full Review Martin Tsai New York Sun It’s almost a relief to know that this film isn’t just an infomercial for grief, or some one-sided, isn’t-that-uplifting claptrap. Apr 21, 2023 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Beyond Belief is unlike any other 9/11 film you have seen. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 2, 2020 Full Review Peter Keough Boston Phoenix Director Beth Murphy lets her subjects speak for themselves with a minimum of embellishment, and so the moments of stark poignance draw tears without exploiting them. Rated: 3/4 Apr 2, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member An inspiring documentary about some amazing people. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I watched this doc on Netflix the other day and was in tears. What a beautiful story about overcoming tragedy with love. I recommend this doc highly. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A poignant look at how two American widows of 9/11 try to build awareness for the plight of Afghan widows and try to help them become self sufficient in a land that tries to keep them down. It was very emotional, keep the kleenex handy Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member The truth is they chose life over death... love over hate. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Heart breaking but worth watching Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member I <3 Sundance Channel! This documentary was very moving... I enjoyed watching something "positive" for the anniversary of 9/11. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis This documentary details the lives of Patti Quigley and Susan Retik, two Boston women who were both pregnant when they lost their husbands in the 9/11 attacks. Realizing that terrorism has many causes and victims, the two women start working on a benefit bicycle marathon, from Boston to Ground Zero, to aid Afghan widows. The success of this event convinces the women to make a trip to Afghanistan, where they witness firsthand the impoverished villages they are trying to help improve.
      Director
      Beth Murphy
      Producer
      Beth Murphy
      Production Co
      Principle Pictures
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 25, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 38m