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SPIRITUAL focus on film

What fills the void for me

From the May 24, 2004 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


At a climactic point in the recent movie Touching the Void, a young British mountain climber named Joe Simpson tumbles violently through a snowfield and lands on a shelf of ice deep within a dark crevasse on a 20,000-foot-high slope of the Peruvian Andes. His left leg is shattered, the slightest movement causing him agonizing pain.