I’ve watched this movie early last year when I randomly picked it out from my favorite DVD stall. This film shocked me for knowing that a young lady is abused not only physically but also in emotional and mental aspect by her own parents! I find this movie quite disturbing that a family can give traumatic experience to a young lady who’s starting to dream of a well and bright future.
Enumerating the dark experiences of Precious is actually hard to even comprehend but I’d like to write them down so as to open our minds and hearts towards the girls who are experiencing the same thing right from their very own home.
1. Precious was beaten the first time when she was five years old and continually was abused by her unemployed mother that she got wounds and bruises most of the time.
2. Her own father raped her consistently from her childhood to adolescence that resulted to pregnancy of two (the first child turned out to be Mongoloid, who was named Mongo while the other one is healthy). I can’t help but sigh on this fact and all the more be sad for this girl.
3. To finally get away from her abusive parents, Precious fled and left their house carrying her two children with her without certainties of the life they have ahead. They actually didn’t have any place to go.
4. She eventually learned that her father died from AIDS and that she and her child Mongo were also positive with HIV. Luckily, Abdu, the second son is negative from the illness.
Precious’ journey in life is difficult and having learned that this actually happens to many girls out there, I just pray that this stops already. I’d like to give thumbs up to those social workers and to Precious’ teacher who helped her move on with life, to see hope and start anew. She’s sick and we all know that her body will give up later on, but that peace of mind of living normally with her children is enough reason to fight for life. A truly heavy movie but a very inspiring one.