Saturday, 8 June 2013

The Beautiful Country

Oh dear this one had me sobbing in my chair, what a story! Sadly one that's based on the truth that was and is Vietnam. Based on the trafficking and abuse of those less fortunate. I was ashamed to hear Maori spoken in this film, to show a New Zealander involved in the seedy side of the cheap labour that floods into America on rickety ships; dangerous men trafficking hopeful people. A side to New York City that  most don't see.

It was also a beautiful film of hope and connection, of sacrifice and love, of kindness in adversity. A very human film. Enjoy the trailer, it's well worth a watch.

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