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Broken Places


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

BROKEN PLACES explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. By revisiting some of the abused and neglected children we profiled decades ago, we’re able to dramatically illustrate how early trauma shaped their lives as adults. The film interweaves these longitudinal narratives with commentary from a few nationally renowned experts to help viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience. BROKEN PLACES is written, produced and directed by Roger Weisberg, whose previous productions have won over a hundred and fifty awards including Emmy, duPont-Columbia, and Peabody awards, as well as two Academy Award nominations.

For more information about the film, hosting a screening, discussion questions, and other resources, you can visit the BROKEN PLACES Website and the Broken Places PBS Website.

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