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5 Hours with Raja

This moving story follows a young mother's journey through her pregnancy despite the diagnosis of a fatal birth defect.
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 07:59

This intimate and deeply moving film follows the brave journey of Claudia and Amit, two young New Zealand parents who decide to carry their unborn baby to full term despite a diagnosis of a fatal birth defect

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Having digested the news that their unborn baby will be severely brain damaged with no chance of survival, Anna McKessar's film explores the profound impact that baby Raja has on Claudia and her family.

The first hand narration leads us through the heartbreaking chain of events, from the diagnosis through to Raja's final moments and beyond.

As Claudia prepares for the inevitable loss of her baby, she shares her inner feelings but her spirited and defiant character ensures the film is never overly sentimental.

This captivating film about love and loss hits hard but leaves viewers feeling curiously enlightened.

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