Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire


This girl is so adorable, I can barely handle it.

She is stunning.

I've been chomping at the bit to see this critically acclaimed movie prior to my trip to India on Thursday. Well, it certainly gave me a glimpse of India, unfortunately at its worst. It must be the relatively new mother in me....but I could barely stomach seeing these precious orphaned children endure the amount of hardship and strife no one should ever encounter in a lifetime. Although truth be told, millions of children do every day all the time, we are the vast minority.
Before previewing the film, I read review upon review of what a "feel good" film it is....I assure you the feel good part did not occur until the last 10 minutes. It was cinematically impressive and a well written story certainly exposing the harsh reality most of the world faces daily. Its impossible for me to watch something like this and walk away unaffected, I was haunted all night! Despite my tender heart and weak stomach....(I actually hid behind the door and annoyingly asked my husband for the play by play due to my nausea during a scene) I intentionally seek films that reveal truth despite how hard it may be too swallow. This boy's story essentially echoes the resounding heartbreak felt by millions all over the world. So yes it was riveting, compelling, even driven by love, but also heartwrenching, nauseating, and unforgettable.

Here's a glimpse at the world population based on 100 people:

50 people do not have a reliable source of food and are hungry some or all of the time
16 other people are severly undernourished
the richest 10 people hold over half the money
75 people would hold about 4USD a day

from David J. Smith's "If the world were a village"

"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did for me.'
Matthew 25:40


2 comments:

kendallbethy said...

I saw that film about a week ago and it still haunts me. I try to dodge films about children and hardships, I wish I could erase the images from my mind, but this I know for sure, one day I will travel there and come back with a few of those kids.
ps. I am high school BFF with kirst, found you through baby gulley blog.

kendallbethy said...

I saw that film about a week ago and it still haunts me. I try to dodge films about children and hardships, I wish I could erase the images from my mind, but this I know for sure, one day I will travel there and come back with a few of those kids.
ps. I am high school BFF with kirst, found you through baby gulley blog.

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