A short update on the on The Girl in the Cafe project.
I love people who love Bill Nighy. And I actually love all people who take the time and the energy to participate in this project, who write those beautiful personal reviews on the film and who pass the film on to the next person. I hope the film will continue its journey, also in 2008. May the Girl have a safe travel.
Here are some clips from the latest reviews, click on their names to read the full reviews on their websites.
I felt it was about our personal responsibility to take a look around us and become aware of what is going on in our world. Become aware and informed. I’ve always felt that it is important to become knowledgeable about issues–we can’t know about them all, so pick one or two, know them and care about them. share the information you have with your friends. and elect your officials based on their knowledge.
Susan in Edinburgh experienced the G8 meeting in Edinburgh in 2005 from a very close close range:
We witnessed the protests at the Edinburgh G8 summit first-hand, indeed one of our friends was wounded in the course of his employment that week. My husband was shut in his office in George Street one evening, with he and his staff afraid to emerge because of hand-to-hand combat going on in Rose Street. We feared for our children’s safety that week as convoys of police cars and other vehicles moved around the city and reports reached us of fighting in the streets and destruction in normally quiet rural areas.
We were all moved when the concerts and marches pledging to ‘Make Poverty History’ pricked our consciences, but then the terrorist acts of 7 July in London grabbed the headlines and we all moved to the next horror on the world stage.
So it’s a good thing that movies like ‘The Girl in the Cafe’ are around to remind us that we are failing to eradicate poverty, but it’s too simplistic to state that it’s only the Third World where people are living in deprived conditions.
I loved the awkwardness. I loved the understatedness. I love Bill Nighy. I love Ken Stott.
I know I should make some intelligent comments about the political message; but to me it was mainly a love story that made me hold my breath.
Would you like to join ?
Love can’t change
what’s wrong in the world.
But it’s a start.