Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief

Director: Beth Murphy Cast: Patti Quigley, Susan Retik


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Beyond Belief

The title of Beth Murphy's heart-rending activist documentary Beyond the 11th (also known as Beyond Belief) refers to 9/11, and her two chief subjects are Patti Quigley and Susan Retik, a pair of American women who lost their husbands in the September 2001 World Trade Center attacks, while each was pregnant with a daughter. Though unspeakably moved by the outpouring of support they received, Susan and Patti soon became aware of the comparative lack of assistance for Afghani widows, who number over 50,000 in the city of Kabul alone. Determined to ease the circumstances, and sensing a deep-seated emotional bond with these victims of tragedy, the American women launched their own grass-roots fundraiser for this subset of the Afghani populace: a 275-mile bicycle run from Ground Zero to Boston on September 11, 2004. Their efforts did not stop there, however -- Quigley and Retik ultimately felt moved enough by the plight of the Afghani women to jet off to Afghanistan themselves, and assist the bereft one-on-one, thus fighting terror in a most unusual and deeply felt manner. Murphy recounts Quigley and Retik's story, from 9/11 through their voyages to the Middle East.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2008
UPC: 0718122515424
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Alive Mind
Region Code: 0
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interview with producer/director Beth Murphy; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Beyond Belief
1. Moving Beyond [3:27]
2. An Immediate Connection [7:17]
3. The Idea [8:58]
4. The Ride [5:39]
5. September 11, 2004 [5:10]
6. Plan of Action [7:17]
7. Ripple Effects [5:11]
8. Six Months Later [9:09]
9. Trip Preparations [5:58]
10. Welcome to Kabul [7:38]
11. The Women [5:57]
12. Post Traumatic Growth [10:25]
13. Just the Beginning [7:35]
14. End Credits [2:49]

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