Tuesday, January 27, 2009

my pick for best film at the oscar's

all the hype is real, you should make time to go and watch Slumdog Millionaire. my sister and i went on the weekend and i wasn't thrilled about seeing it, just mildly interested to see what everyone (and oprah) were on about, but i am so glad that i spent my sunday afternoon watching this movie.

Slumdog Millionaire is unapologetically realistic in many ways and yet a fairy tale love story in others. for me, it all came together and although i was slightly on edge the entire movie as i worried and wondered what would happen next, i felt smarter, more aware, and better for having seen it.

perhaps this is because one of the movie's central themes is human trafficking (even though it is not called this by name at any point in the film), an injustice that i have spent over 2 years working to address, first 2 years in kenya and now back in calgary. and from that perspective, it is good to see this issue depicted in a form such as this.

go see it!


S said...

I don't know you, but let me say kudos to you for dedicating so much time and energy to ending human trafficking.

I haven't seen the movie yet (working on a huge knitting project with a quick deadline), but it's on my list. I'd better get to the art theater in town before it goes away.

lu said...

i must admit that it was never my intention to dedicate so much time and energy to it, but i sort of fell into it and now i happen to know a thing or two about it so i am applying it in one of my professional roles, which feels good. whether or not it is effective, i will let you know!

and stop by anytime.