Over the years I have watched a lot of films on Amazon; many of which have touched, moved and thrilled/other me. This one, however, is the first I have taken the time to review, because quite simply, I think it should be required viewing in every school. I'd say every household, but unfortunately, some people just like their personal view, particularly when it comes to young African Americans.
This was a deeply moving film, in terms of the sort of effort, time, and inspiration that a few dedicated people can give, and in turn, pass on to our youth. Yes, OUR youth. (I'm White, and was born and raised in Europe, but people and their kids are all of us and ours). I wish I had the means to move to New Orleans, even though I'm a visual artist, if only to be in the classrooms, and on the sidelines, to cheer these kids on.
Too many people struggle with poverty today. I know, as I live below the poverty line, but I give time, as I have no money, to "underserved" schools and kill "shelters", for unwanted companion animals. Not to toot my own horn, but to say that if you have money, then give it. If you have time, then give it. Give what you can.
And, if you can't, or don't want to give anything, please just take the time to watch this film all the way through. You may feel the same, after. If you do, then you need far more help than these lovely people portrayed in this beautiful, heart wrenching film.
Excuse me now. My ancient dog needs her fifth walk and I need to blow my nose, wipe off my tears, and take a breath of fresh air, and thank whatever Divine Power that is, that despite the prognosis of my death, twenty years ago, from my own hand, I am here, if only to help an old dog on her way to being killed, survive.
This film, as much as I adore my old mutt, is about far more reaching, and important things, than our small corner of this incredibly messed up world. Thank you.