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Limited choices create extreme leaps. Raw reality strongly portrayed!
This is an immaculate movie that show many stories in one. Yes it's about how kids became terrorists, but is about much more. About poverty, about the mind's fight for peace in an environment with limited choices and opportunities. Either all out in crime or all out in (the wrong aspects of manipulated) religion or be the chump in the middle being slapped around ..until you are pushed to an extreme side. Where wolves- like in every nation- are ready to recruit these poor, non educated, hopeless young men with a promise of either riches in this world or in the afterworld. When it comes down to it...every army or gang is filled with these kind of men..albeit there can be a big difference of course in how poor or hopeless the young men/women are depending on where they grew up and reside.
The need for a sense of direction and purpose. Love and fear in a dog eat dog world. How to stay clean in so much dirt ?
I love how this film gives a voice to this reality. This is (also) what art is all about..to voice that what needs voicing or to give a voice to those that are screaming but aren't seen nor heard. Expression is what saves one from imploding or exploding ..carrying so much weight.
The director has that privilege of expression, that the people in the movie dont have. But still..it gives a voice..even ifs not directly theirs.
And furthermore to hopefully open the eyes of people that dont know about these lives, and complexity of life in general. To those that are open to it.
Beautifully filmed. A favourite.
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