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02 THE STORY
03 THE MOVIE : MY IMPRESSIONS
04 THE DIRTY WAR : A HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
05 THE REVIEW
06 THE MOTHERS OF THE PLAZA DE MAYO
07 EMMA THOMPSON, IN AN INTERVIEW
With some, this book and the film may make one cry. One may even have to put it down or turn away every once in a while. It sears the heart to imagine how it feels to have a spouse, a daughter or son, or any one close taken away from us. It boggles our mind to know that they are being held against their will, being tortured with impunity, and killed at a whim. The uncertainty and utter helplessness can make anyone go crazy.
Bonnie Abaunza, director of Amnesty International USA’s Artists for Amnesty, announced : “ I wish to voice unwavering support for Imagining Argentina. This film is a powerful depiction of the unspeakable atrocities that the Argentine people endured at the hands of their brutal government during the ‘dirty war’ of the 1970s. Imagining Argentina is a film that honestly, disturbingly, and poignantly affirms the message that torture must end.”
Equally, this a story that can save you by drawing into a celebration of the power of imagination, of words and prophetic vision, against unceasing violence and horrifying evil onslaught on our sensibilities. The Carlos couple hold up for us the power of authenticity that a spiritually evolved character can exert on the powerful oppressor. As for the power of imagination, which the book and the film takes to another level… our mind cannot be taken away. There is imagination, stories and mystical secrets of the human spirit still left for us to tap into.
Woke up to some warmth in the morning. It was warmer than had been over the past some days. But then it rained at places and the sky remained overcast.
There were friends of the younger son who had slept over and are still to break their slumber. They fell short of booze last night and borrowed vodka from my stash.
The elder one had a basket of emotions to handle, before his departure for Johannesburgh on Monday. We talked about us for sometime. Mother was with us. We slept well past midnight.
- Life is. The ” shoulds ” are for us to exert for. For sure, and now. The past is behind the moment; the future is potential in it… in the now. One by one, in the now, one ” should ” be applied at and on.
- The important thing is for us to be able to choose…
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