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A film by Roger Weisberg

Runtime: 76 minutes (includes 55 minute version)

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Synopsis

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”  Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Why are some children permanently damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive?  To help answer this question, filmmaker Roger Weisberg dug into his extensive film archives to update a few of the stories of the abused and neglected children he filmed decades ago. Viewers are given a unique time-lapse perspective on how the trauma that these children experienced shaped their lives as adults. BROKEN PLACES interweaves these longitudinal narratives with commentary from a few nationally renowned experts in neurobiology and early childhood development in order to illuminate the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the factors that can foster resilience.

 

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