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Foreign Letters

Foreign Letters (2011)

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Ellie, a 12-year-old immigrant girl from Israel, is lonely and homesick. Life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. Trust slowly builds as the two teach each other about life in America. As Ellie and Thuy become inseparable, they eventually hurt and betray each other. Ellie must give up her most prized possession in order to save their friendship. Based on the filmmaker's own experience, Foreign Letters is a story about prejudice, poverty, shame, and the power of

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Drama

Ela Thier

Aug 7, 2012

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Subtitled coming-of-age drama explores girl friendship.

August 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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A sensitive and lovely portrait of the slowly unfolding friendship of two preteen girls in America - one from Israel and one from Vietnam.

August 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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