Thursday, November 17, 2011
Refugee United Film Response
The two main themes that stood out to me were the loss of family and the struggle living in poverty. It seemed that every single refugee had seen or heard of a family member being murdered and they had no idea where the others were. All the refugees wanted the same thing- to find their families. They also struggled with not having enough or any money. They had all been taken from their families, communities, and country's. They had no money to survive and they were doing things like picking up bottles to get enough money to eat. One quote that stood out to me was from the girl that spoke at the very beginning from Congo. She said, "I try to forget but I can't." This quote reminded me a lot of Ishmael and how he wasn't able to forget what he had been through. I can't imagine having to live with those memories for the rest of your life.