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Elizabeth Smart shares kidnapping story with new movie, doc

Elizabeth Smart shares kidnapping story with new movie, doc
From CBC - July 29, 2017

Elizabeth Smart said it required years for her to participate in a movie about her kidnapping ordeal.

Smart said Friday that she could not have done so immediately after her abduction from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 at age 14. She was rescued nine months later, and said Friday she was eager to "run away" from the experience.

Even as an adult, Smart said it took time and serious discussion with producers for her to agree to work on Lifetime's I Am Elizabeth Smart.

Smart said she began to realize that such a project could make a difference. She narrates the drama, which stars newcomer Alana Boden as Smart and Skeet Ulrich as her abductor.

"I will say that it is the best worst movie I have ever seen. I mean, I think it's so well done. I think it was accurate," she said. "I am very proud of it, but at the same time, part of me thinks I will be happy if I never have to watch it again.

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