Thursday, April 19, 2012

Race to Nowhere

Kudos to my school for requiring the entire faculty to watch this film together last night:

I was taken by the film right from the opening, which included this - perfect fit - song, Nobody Knows Me At All:


Blogger uriyo said...

Thanks for posting this. The trailer reminds me of Michael Ende's book Momo. Here's a quote from it:

Before long, big buildings known as "child depots" sprang up in every neighbourhood. Children whose parents were too busy to look after them had to be deposited there and could be collected when convenient. They were strictly forbidden to play in the streets or parks or anywhere else. Any child caught doing so was immediately carted off to the nearest depot, and its parents were heavily fined. . . Once there, they were naturally forbidden to play games of their own devising. All games were selected for them by supervisors and had to have some useful, educational purpose. The children learned these new games but unlearned something else in the process: they forgot how to be happy, how to take pleasure in little things, and, last but not least, how to dream.

April 30, 2012 at 4:21 PM  

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