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Quvenzhane Wallis plays a motherless girl in a small bayou community in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Dwight Henry plays her father. Mr. Henry, who owns a bakery the filmmakers frequented in New Orleans, at first did not want to be in the film. (Associated Press)

Quvenzhane Wallis plays a motherless girl in a small bayou community in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Dwight Henry plays her father. Mr. Henry, who owns a bakery the filmmakers frequented in New Orleans, at first did not want to be in the film. (Associated Press)

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