Friday, March 6, 2009

Last night we saw the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' with some friends. The movie takes place in Mumbai (Bombay) and is a rag to riches, good vs. evil story. It is a movie, of course, and not totally realistic, but it does give some good insight into the conditions of the poor in that part of the world and very real social issues (like unrest between different religions, professional beggars, forced prostitution-handled discreetly). It has many great scenes showing the mass of humanity there and just what the place is like. It is disturbing (and has some swearing, mostly in subtitles!) but worth seeing if you want to understand that part of the world a bit or just be challenged to better understand the poor and the outcast. And that there are many, many of them still on planet Earth!

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