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Triumph at Carville
Triumph at Carville
Directors: John Wilhelm, Sally Squires
Genres: Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 0min

Profiles Carville, a former Louisiana antebellum plantation that provided 100 years of service to Hansen's disease (formerly called leprosy) and documents the struggle and eventual success at treating, but not curing, this...  more »


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Directors: John Wilhelm, Sally Squires
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 04/01/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Daugher of leprosy parents
jimmy hendrix | 06/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This document is a compassionate film about the most misunderstood disease in the world. Even though patients were discouraged from having children, my brother and I were fortunate to have two patients as our parents.
My mother would not speak to anyone about her life. Sally Squires was able to draw her story out with respect and understanding. My father trusted her to tell the story without fear of sensationalism.
Anyone who sees this film will come away with a better understanding of what it means when the doctors says you have leprosy.
Anne Harmon Brett"
Wonderful movie!
R. A. Weintraub | greenbelt, md United States | 04/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My family really enjoyed this documentary. I had no idea that leprosy -- and a hospital where victims of the disease were forced to go -- existed in the United States, let alone in the Louisiana bayou. The beautiful footage and heartfelt sound track by Bela Fleck make it a really amazing journey into an untold history."