Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Daughter from Danang

Had the opportunity last night (thanks to Netflix) to watch an outstanding documentary called "Daughter from Danang". This is a 2 kleenex box, 5 star effort. Starts off like a typical documentary and quickly develops into a truly gut-wrenching story. A must-see movie. No easy answers here. For more about the movie, you can look here . However, in some ways I think it is even more impacting if you just rent it and watch it without any prior knowledge.

Winner of the 2002 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.

Quote of the Day: (as befits the above mentioned movie)
The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people - no mere father and mother - as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born.
Pearl S. Buck 

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