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Oscar-nominated 'Philomena' Tells Story of Loss, Forgivenessi
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February 21, 2014
Stephen Frears’ Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena" tells the true story of Philomena Lee. Fifty years ago, as a pregnant Irish-Catholic teenager, Lee was sent to a local convent and forced her to give her child up for adoption. As VOA’s Penelope Poulou reports, the real Philomena now is using her new-found fame to help others find their lost children.

Oscar-nominated 'Philomena' Tells Story of Loss, Forgiveness

Published February 20, 2014

Stephen Frears’ Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena" tells the true story of Philomena Lee. Fifty years ago, as a pregnant Irish-Catholic teenager, Lee was sent to a local convent and forced her to give her child up for adoption. As VOA’s Penelope Poulou reports, the real Philomena now is using her new-found fame to help others find their lost children.


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