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Title Elders With Andrew Denton: Helen Bamber - Series 2, Ep 2 of 6
Published Australia : ABC, 2009
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Series Elders With Andrew Denton ; Series 2, Episode 2
Summary Helen Bamber has devoted six decades to helping heal people - people broken by genocide, slavery, ethnic violence and torture. This therapist and human rights campaigner runs the Helen Bamber Foundation for Survivors of Torture in London, and despite all she has witnessed, still has a sparkle in her eye and a spring in her step.At age 20, Helen travelled to Belsen to see what she could do to help the survivors of the Nazi death camp. The smell of death was everywhere, but she soon learnt the best way to help the dying and desolate was simply to listen to their stories and their pain. Over and over again she found herself saying, "I cannot bring back your dead, but I'm going to be your witness, and I'm going to make it my life's work to go on telling your story." And now she shares many heart-wrenching and inspiring stories with Andrew. Amazingly she never seems overwhelmed by their pain. Helen has been a sympathetic and powerful presence to literally thousands of damaged people, and her energy and drive for the task has never diminished. It is impossible not to be moved by her and her continued belief in the goodness of people.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Zapruder's other films and ABC TV. Executive Producers: Andrew Denton, Anita Jacoby; Producers: Polly Connolly, Jon Casimir
Event Broadcast 2009-11-23 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Bamber, Helen.
Human trafficking victims.
Torture victims -- Counseling of.
Torture victims -- Services for.
Women human rights workers.
England -- London.
Form Streaming video
Author Bamber, Helen, contributor
Denton, Andrew, host