Alisa Harris

Notable Books

Notable Books | Four nonfiction books
by Susan Olasky, Dava Sobel, Larry Taunton & Alisa Harris
Posted 1/02/12, 05:07 am

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Hugo Productions/TWC publicity

Sarah's Key

Movie | Film uncovers the buried history of Nazi-occupied France, when the French government arrested over 13,000 Jews
by Alisa Harris
Posted 8/29/11, 10:23 am

When the police bang on her family's door, 10-year-old Sarah Starzynski (Mélusine Mayance) shows all the self-possession of a grownup as she secrets her little brother in a closet, turns the key and then lies to the police more capably than her tongue-tied mother. But through the coming terror, she also shows the faith of a child, never wavering in her belief that she will escape her destiny in a Nazi camp and return to Paris to set her brother free.

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Samuel Goldwyn Films

Whistleblower

Movie | The film is based on the true story of a UN peacekeeper who uncovered sex trafficking in Bosnia
by Alisa Harris
Posted 8/15/11, 10:15 am

Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska police officer, takes a lucrative job with a military contractor tasked with helping forge a fragile peace in post-war Bosnia. One night, she oversees a nightclub raid and watches a string of battered girls, some not much older than her own teenage daughter, hobble out-the "whores of war," as one man puts it. But when Kathryn sees chains in a padlocked room and photographs of her co-workers abusing young girls, she begins to trace the evil back to those assigned to keep the peace.

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