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Burden - faith-based film releases in NZ June/July

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Burden, starring Andrea Riseborough, Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Tess Harper and Usher Raymond.

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Garrett Hedlund star in a powerful and timely true-story of faith and love overcoming hate.

Set in a small South Carolina town scarred from deep-rooted racism in the mid-nineties, an unlikely friendship forms when an African American Reverend (Whitaker) shelters Mike Burden (Hedlund) a KKK member, along with his girlfriend Judy, a single mother played by Andrea Riseborough. Through his faith and love, Reverend Kennedy helps Mike leave his violent past in the Klan ultimately helping to heal the community.

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