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Hernan

Excellent short movie, raising above partisan logic and triggering fundamental questions about violence, xenophobia, tolerance, and hope in the societies we live in. The director is way to subtle and smart to offer simplistic answers and judgment. He aims to raise questions and reflection, ...Read more

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Miguel

Tea>Violence

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Joseph

Great acting. Tangible and absolutely hopeful. Obviously the issues are larger and more complex but the glimmers of hope that this film puts forth are simple and so deeply human. Thank you Marc Fouchard for putting so much energy into making this film!

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Casey

Beautiful and moving.

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Robert

A stunning example of what filmmaking can do when it is allowed a social conscience. I would take exception to kanopy33's comment that other social problems are "normalized and accepted". They are "accepted" insofar as they are acknowledged as part of the "normal" fabric of the anxious and ...Read more

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kanopy33

Good, but other social ills are normalized and accepted in this movie.

Ryan avatar
Ryan

what a ridiculous critique. oh this artistic perspective didn't address, and therefore embraces, everything I see wrong in society!
imperfect people doing imperfect things in a realistic world, making an attempt to de-escalate... = moral failure!! groan.
how about that social ill ...Read more

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kanopy33

Thanks for your feedback. When a film is purportedly about examining social prejudicial norms, its myopic focus on that one issue at the expense of other egregious institutions of violence deserves to be called out and will be. Trivialization, perpetuation and normalization of others forms ...Read more

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Ryan

nah. you're still missing the point. people doing an AIDS Walk, you're gonna say they are doing it "at the expense" of not standing for cancer. religion, alcohol, meat eating, capitalism... whatever your gripe, these are issues that the artist wasn't addressing. you want art to preach for ...Read more

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kanopy33

More power to those who want to participate in an AIDS or a human-rights-walk. I have zero problems with either and both deserve commendation. The problem arises when either one blatantly exploits the other, for example, those walking to raise AIDS awareness while surreptitiously testing ...Read more

Ryan avatar
Ryan

bah. tangentally adapting the imperfect analogy and still missing the main point, losing the thread. also, you should just say what you mean, stop dancing around specificity since you seem to care so much. no matter.
methinks you misunderstand exploitation and expense... the road to ...Read more

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kanopy33

Nope, your point has been fully acknowledged and fully concurred with. And my analogy is far from imperfect, it is something corporations and individuals with means indulge in with impunity, and even hubris. Take care.

Ryan avatar
Ryan

haha, no, clearly not. i was referring to MY imperfect analogy. anyway, you should simply be specific in your complaint, rather than dancing around it. you don't like islam portrayed as peaceful? you don't like .... what? lose the veil.

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kanopy33

Products derived with cruelty and killing being shared and consumed.

Ryan avatar
Ryan

Meat. got it. He bought a dead animal.
Newsflash: the eating of animals IS normalized. If you think it should be de-normalized, more power to you.
Speaking of power, newsflash: we're violently strip-mining for rare-earth elements that power this conversation. How dare you ...Read more

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kanopy33

Why is it a newsflash? It clearly & obviously is, my comment would have no bearing otherwise. It only draws denigration and ridicule 'cause it happens to hit habits and beliefs too close to home. And yes, I do think it ought to be de-normalized, more power to justice and a better world ...Read more

Ryan avatar
Ryan

Good, but rare-earth strip-mining and coal-power that pollutes and destroys communities are normalized and embraced by usage of this digital platform viewing and commenting. Terrible direct impact through actual physical use. Shame.

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kanopy33

If you insist.

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Audra

Thoughtful, moving, and heartfelt. A film desperately needed in these times, showing the power of love overcoming fear and hatred.

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Christopher

A gentle and thought-provoking film.

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Janet

A wonderful short film.

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Simon

Agreed! This short was amazing... It has rhythm, great acting, awesome directing and such a great message! Loved it.