Monday, July 1, 2013

The Visitor

Location: DVD VIS
Genre: Civil Rights- USA

I watched this DVD the other weekend, and I have not been able to let it go in my mind. It is a post 9/11 look at USA, and it is a view that determinedly wants to challenge us. It wants us to think about our view on immigrants, how they live, how they love, how they serve. It wants us to think about our preconceived idea's of how those of the Muslim faith live, it challenges those and brings a heart, a family, love, and compassion into their stories. This movie wants us to beat to the rhythm of a different drum, a drum of grace, mercy and kindness. The professor who discovers the illegal immigrant is our face, our story, our journey and how he deals with the two people who have invaded his apartment is the journey we also are asked to take.
In the end, the drum beat is loud, it is angry, it is resolved, the challenge is- will we have the courage to walk to the beat of a different drum, or will Winston Peters fears forever invade our puny minds.
Great movie, great social message and awesome bongo's.
Those of you doing Connections are going to get sick and tired of me making this DVD work for any and very theme you chuck at me!! Cause I want us all to have the courage and grace to dance to another rhythm.

2 comments:

  1. Been meaning to watch this for a while. Although it does seem like the sort of movie my Mum would like.

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  2. I would love to watch this again, perhaps my daughter would like it too. I should suggest it to her!

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