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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Chicken A-la-Carte

I know I have emailed quite a number of people to watch this movie but maybe not enough, so if you happen to read my blogs, you need to watch this short movie.

Please take sometime (6 minutes) to watch this Berlin International Film Festival winner for Best Short Story.

This film is about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization. There are 10,000 people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition.

This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society.

The people who live on the refuse of men to survive.

What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left this people.

A friend emailed me this and she wrote:
"We live in our own little world of abundance and excess, where we can afford to spend thousands of dollars on designer shoes and handbags, where we can afford to entice our egos and fill our wants to our hearts content at shopping malls and michelin-star restaurants. at buffet tables our egos (and not our tummies) become insatiable, piling our plates like there's no tomorrow. and if we or our children don't want anymore, that's fine because we're paying for it, we can afford it, we can do whatever we want. and so we waste...
when we sleep at night, do we thank our blessings? or do we go to bed feeling as though we could never have enough, coveting that new benzo or that new pair of louboutins?"

You will be humbled.

Watch it, take 6 minutes of your time.

Take care and be well.


bal said...

Thanks for reminding me Nils. I really don't think we can use money as a yardstick of what we can or cannot do anymore. Just because i can afford to pay for the water bill does not mean i can waste the water anymore. Likewise for the food i consume.
The moral question is what would be a good yardstick in replacement of this money thing? Many people have the money to waste things, but not the moral fiber to contain or stop themselves.Guess that means i only have power over me and my actions. Everyone else has to learn their own lesson however it may come to them, easily or brutally.


Nil said...

I agree with you B, everyone has to learn their own lesson and we only have the power over our own actions. Despite what people have in this movie, the joy, hope and faith is really humbling.