American Rhetoric: Movie Speech

"Contact" (1997)


Eleanor Arroway Testifies About Her Experience

Audio mp3 of Address delivered by Jodie Foster

Arroway:  I had an experience .... I can't prove... I cant even explain it.

But everything that I know as a human being, everything I am tells me that it was real. I was given something wonderful, something that changed me forever.

  A vision of the universe, that tell us undeniably how tiny and insignificant and how rare and precious we all are. A vision that tells us that we belong to something that is grater than are selves that we are not, that none of are alone. I wish.. I could share that.. I wish that everyone if even for one moment could feel that awe and humility and hope. But -- that continues to be my wish.


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