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On the night of June 27th, 2012, we watched a movie titled, Antwone Fisher. Antwone's mother gave birth to him while in jail so he was passed over to the state. Once in a foster home, he had to stay with the Tates family. The father was a preacher and he had two foster brothers, one named Keith and the other Dwayne. Fisher and dwayne were the only two that were beaten and their foster mom referred to them as "niggas". Whenever the family went out, Antwone was forced to stay home with their cousin Nadine and she would make him touch and please her in sexual ways. When he got older, he finally stood up to Mrs. Tate after years of being beaten. He eventually went to the Navy where he was still bullied by the other seaman. Because he was bullied so much, he turned to fighting with resulted in him going to counseling. Although he had to go, he didn't talk. After a while, he opened up to the counselor (Denzel Washington) and began to express the anger from his childhood to him. His counselor encouraged him to go back and find his real family. After intense thought about it, he decided to go through with it. His father died before he was born so after searching through multiple telephone books, he found his aunt. She agreed to see him and they opened him with welcome arms. His aunt and the few family members that he met asked him if he would alike to meet his mother. He, agreed and they took him to her house where she was just as surprised as he was. His mother knew exactly who he was but she was speechless. He went on to express how hurt he was because she didn't try to reach out to him over the years. Once he left, he went back to his father's side of the family where they celebrated his return home. Once established in his family, he went back to the Navy to tell his counselor about his experience.