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Still shot from the movie: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the real life and career of Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon who, despite his humble beginnings, uses his Gifted Hands to bless the lives of children suffering from brain disorders. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 07 Feb 2009
Video Release: 08 Sep 2009
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What is Ben’s mother willing to give for her children? Why do her boys not always appreciate what she is trying to do? How does time affect the way they see her efforts? In what ways is she rewarded for her sacrifices?

What things does Ben have to do for himself? Who does he turn to for support? How hard does he have to work?

Click here to learn more about the real Ben Carson and his life and career.

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