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Independent Lens | Pushing the Elephant - Promo | PBS

Duration: 00:28
Program: Independent Lens #1216
Broadcast Date: Mar. 29, 2011

Rose Mapendo struggles to find balance as a mother and full-time advocate for refugees.

When civil war came to Rose's Congolese village, she was separated from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Rose Mapendo managed to escape with nine of her 10 children and was eventually resettled in Phoenix, Arizona. More than a decade later, mother and daughter are reunited in the U.S. where they must come to terms with the past and build a new future.

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Post Date: January 27, 2011