Saturday, March 26, 2011

Live and Become .. so hard to do in so many places...

What a powerful movie...  full of history we either never hear or forget too quickly...full of feeling for what happens to children as people groups tear at each other...

I watched this tonight and I don't want to spoil the story line.  In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as Jews and airlifted secretly from a camp in the Sudan to  Israel. This is the story of a  9-year-old Christian boy  who is put on that plane by his mother to live and become.   

This movie touches on many primal aspects of individual and social becoming. It is about heart for life, it's about loss and overcoming, it's  about family, nations, identity.  It is about purpose and it is about faithfulness in the heart of a child.  It is a French film and it adroitly gives credit to many people of various leanings when they care, take a stand, tell their story, tell the truth or help others.

I think this movie came out in 2005..but I am always behind the times when it comes to movies. 

This is however a movie that I can get behind.  I recommend it highly.

Just the title 

is a lot to think about...


it is what we should always want 
for others...yes?

When the movie was over...I saw an article that a friend had posted on her facebook...about a woman in Libya named Eman al-Obeidy

who approached some cloistered foreign journalist in a hotel to tell what abuse she had suffered.

So...may she and the others she was pleading for Live and Become.
~that's my prayer~


John said...

I agree we hope others are allowed to live and become, but individually we should all strive for that. To live well and become all we are capable of.

GretchenJoanna said...

Thanks, J. You are encouraging. xxoo