Deseret News best of 2011: Values in the media

Published: Friday, Dec. 30 2011 12:44 a.m. MST

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Mike Coots
A balance of surfing, competition, family and faith, the motion picture "Soul Surfer" tells the story of 13-year-old Bethany Hamilton as she struggles with a life-changing attack that cost her an arm. Amazing as it sounds in retrospect, this story very nearly didn't make it onto the silver screen.

For quite some time the Hamilton family couldn't a script that prominently depicted their family's strong religious beliefs. And even when they did finally settle on the right screenplay, differing opinions from the film's 17 producers threatened to pull the story off message. But in the end, the Hamiltons remained so adamant about including their Christian faith in the movie that filmmakers eventually ceded to their wishes.

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American Fork, UT

The horse from which this stuff is written is very tall.

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