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Precious

Author: Sapphire.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. Lionsgate ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videodisc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Sapphire
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sapphire.
OCLC Number: 679754655
Notes: Based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire.
Credits: Director of photography, Andrew Dunn ; editor, Joe Klotz ; music, Mario Grigorov.
Performer(s): Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd.
Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.)
Responsibility: presented by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry; Lee Daniels Entertainment; Smokewood Entertainment Group; produced by Lee Daniels, Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness; screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher; directed by Lee Daniels.

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In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, and discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.

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