The Girl Who Spelled Freedom (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama, Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on a true story, Disney's The Girl Who Spelled Freedom is a made-for-television film about a teen-aged Cambodian refugee who arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1979. As she adjusts to American culture, the girl becomes an excellent speller and, a mere four years after she arrived in the US, she competes in and wins a national spelling bee.

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Asia, champion, cultural-shock, escape, immigrant, refugee, school, spelling-bee, teenagers