Starring: Fatou Kine Boye, Stefania Rocca, Fabio Sartor
Director: Giacomo Campiotti
***Italian with English subtitles***
a village in Sudan,
kidnapped by slavers, often beaten and abused, and later sold to
Marin, a Venetian merchant, Bakhita then came to Italy and became the
of Federico's daughter, Aurora, who had lost her mother at birth. She is treated as an outcast by the peasants
and the other servants due to her black skin and African background,
Bakhita is kind and generous to others.
Bakhita gradually comes closer to God with the help of the kind
priest, and embraces the Catholic faith.
requests to join the order of Canossian sisters,
but Marin doesn't want to give her up as his servant, treating her
his property. This leads to a moving
court case that raised an uproar which impacts Bakhita's freedom and
decision to become a nun. Pope John Paul
II declared her saint in the year 2000.
Rating: Not Rated. IMDB Parents Guide
Rating: Not Rated.
Time: 190 Minutes
Subtitles: English, Spanish