Archives for March 31, 2014

What We Should Learn from “12 Years a Slave”

I finally watched the movie "12 Years a Slave." It was very difficult to watch. Why? Not just the brutality portrayed but the fact that the men (and some women) who carried out the brutalities were human beings. (The movie is based on a book written by the protagonist, victim, and is generally considered true.) These things, like the holocaust and all that surrounded it, were done by people--not monsters from outer space or demons or viruses.Here is the question with which such movies … [Read more...]