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The Girl Who Spelled Freedom
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1hr 30min
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1986
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Synopsis: Based on a true story, Disney's The Girl Who Spelled Freedom is a made-for-television film about a teen-aged Cambodian refugee who arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1979. As she adjusts to American culture, the girl becomes an excellent speller and, a mere four years after she arrived in the US, she competes in and wins a national spelling bee. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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The Girl Who Spelled Freedom is a well-made Disney television movie about a young Cambodian refugee who comes to the US and in four years not only learns English but also wins the National Spelling Bee. The story emphasizes the cross-cultural values that bind us all, and how even great adversity can be overcome. Unlike some other Disney efforts, it has been praised as a fine family viewing choice that ... Read Review
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