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POSTER_PREC-01VI Ciclo de Cinema CRED-DM – Domestic Violence

2019.07.03  . Na Fundação Rui Cunha . 19:30 . Entrada Livre

Precious (2009)

Director: Lee Daniels

Writers: Geoffrey Fletcher (screenplay), Sapphire (novel)

Stars: Gabourey SidibeMo’NiquePaula Patton | See full cast & crew »


Precious AL_In Harlem, 1987. Sixteen year old Claireece Jones – who goes by her middle name Precious – is illiterate and overweight. She is pregnant with her second child, both children fathered by her biological father, who has continually raped her since she was a child, but who she does not see otherwise. Her infant daughter, Mongo – such named since she has Down Syndrome – lives with Precious’ grandmother. Precious lives with her mother Mary, who abuses Precious both physically and emotionally. Mary does nothing but smoke, watch television and collect welfare through fraud (as she does not ever look for a job) and believes that education does nothing for Precious, who would rather collect welfare if only to bring money into the household. To escape her life, Precious often daydreams of herself in glamorous situations. Because of her current pregnancy, Precious’ main transfers into an alternative school. In dealing with the school’s sympathetic teacher Miss Blu Rain, Precious …

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