"Mercy's Blessings" film having a good reception:

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  1. arthra

    arthra Baha'i

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    Film on education and love inspires audiences around the world

    6 January 2017

    MALAWI — A movie about a brother and sister in a rural village in the heart of Africa is demonstrating the power of film to contribute to constructive social change and stimulate meaningful conversations.

    Mercy's Blessing, written and directed by May Taherzadeh, is a moving and profound exploration of the connection between love and sacrifice in the midst of social injustice. It has received widespread acclaim and, since 2015, has already won ten international film awards.

    The film is centered on the story of two siblings. The older, named Blessings, wants to raise his younger sister, Mercy, and himself out of poverty through education. As obstacles mount for the family, Blessings becomes increasingly conscious of the injustices around him and the power of choice.

    "The idea was to show a person in a dire situation making a selfless sacrifice. This ability to sacrifice, to be generous and think of the well-being of another, is a reflection of the strength of the human spirit." Ms. Taherzadeh said.

    Read more at

    http://news.bahai.org/story/1146?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+bwns/rss+(Bahá’í+World+News+Service+Headlines)

    Trailer for the film:

     
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    Where.... Where is it having a good reception? Where can I watch it?

    Short film, only 30 minutes... Needs to get put out so folks can actually watch it.
     
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    arthra Baha'i

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    Thanks for your post Wil... I gather from the article I posted above the following:

    The themes the film addresses—privilege, equality, sacrifice, and responsibility—have connected to audiences around the world. In addition to its release to film festivals and smaller venues in 2015, Mercy's Blessing has been shown in association with various initiatives in a number of countries including Vanuatu, Ireland, South Africa, the United States, and the Netherlands to advance discussions about human rights, social justice, and the equality of women and men.

    Some organizations have screened the film and organized an accompanying workshop to reflect on the emotions and questions the story evokes and to think about community development. Young people viewing the film have been especially moved by the idea that individual choice and sacrifice can effect positive change, even in the midst of structural injustices that ultimately require broader societal transformation as well

    http://news.bahai.org/story/1146?ut...wns/rss+(Bahá’í+World+News+Service+Headlines)

    As soon as I find out about distribution of the film I'll share it!

    - Art
     

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