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Seeds of Resiliency (2012)

Seeds of Resiliency (2012)

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Seeds of Resiliency, the new documentary by filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz, helps us to understand that our darkest moments can contain a shining light. It introduces us to twelve diverse people who have survived tragedies and challenges by having great hope and helping others. We meet a young boy who is in the Guinness book of records for performing flips in his wheelchair; a man who escaped war-torn Uganda and now assists other refugees; a Korean professor who recently became a quadriplegic, but does not consider himself unfortunate; and a survivor of the Holocaust who believes that "the worst can bring out the best in us." (c) Laemmle

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Critic Reviews for Seeds of Resiliency

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Admirably succinct and often affecting, even if it rarely encompasses the full shape, depth and insights of these stories.

November 22, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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It must have seemed a good idea at the time: filmed interviews with a dozen good people who have had very, very bad things happen to them.

November 21, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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Nothing in the film is new or particularly revelatory, but it brings these individual firsthand stories to the table.

November 20, 2012 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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This hour-long documentary is a relentlessly positive look at the transformative power of tragedy, and it works best with very specific stories.

October 25, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
indieWire
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Little more than a strung-together collection of interviews set to piano muzak.

October 25, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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