Monday, March 30, 2009

Night at the Movies

I went to see Slumdog Millionaire on Saturday night. It was such a good story; I loved it! Part of the reason I liked the movie was because it was so original. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it. Another reason it resonated with me was because the main character never lost hope. Mostly I know it was a good story because I can't stop thinking about it.

The truth is that people really live in slums like the ones portrayed in Slumdog Millionaire. Real kids are lured into what they think are opportunities by vile men like Maman. Children are left on their own when their parents die or abandon them. All over the world, entire communities bathe and wash their clothes in the same water they drink. For many people Jamal's life is the only reality they know.

My hope is that this movie will open the minds of people who have never been exposed to this kind of poverty. I pray that Slumdog Millionaire encourages people to seek out the truth and causes them to make difference some how.

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