Sister Helen

Sister Helen

DVD - 2004
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In 1986, at the age of 56, Helen Travis became a Benedictine Sister after she lost her husband and both her sons to substance abuse. Two years later, in New York City, she opened a halfway house for recovering male addicts.
Publisher: [Burlington, Vt.] : Docurama ; New York : Distributed by New Video, 2004, c2001.
Edition: Full screen format (aspect ratio: 1:33:1).
ISBN: 9780767066600
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 90 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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May 07, 2018

Excellent documentary of a bighearted Benedictines sister Helen working with peoples with drugs and alcohol addictions. it is very helpful for those who works with people with addictions: real story, real people and tough love. Be prepared it is very tough .......

Jul 29, 2015

This is a 2003 documentary directed by Rob Fruchtman and Rebecca Cammisa.
Sister Helen is NOT your typical saintly soul BUT a foul-mouthed yet no-nonsense, tough-as-nails nun.
As director of a halfway house for recovering addicts in NYC's South Bronx, she single-handedly fights her own war on drugs and booze.
It is a close-up portrait of an aging yet powerful nun.

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