Sunday, January 15, 2006

north country

a mother was trying to earn a living for her and her family by taking on a job tradionally taken by men, at the mines. it immediately sets a clear backdrop of sexism at work. and her journey towards her liberation and along with it, the liberation of all women. its an important message especially for a country like ours which has a rather archaic view of women.

sexism can be as little and insignificant as a joke. it happens all the time and women are subject to it everyday. i can only imagine what it would be like for them. and the movie was clear to make that distinction. between a joke and a joke.

women are human beings. how difficult is that to understand. she is capable of doing anything she puts her mind on. that includes doing police work. fireman work. drive a car. teach. advocate. take care of the sick. lead a flock to worship. lead a country. we see proof of this in progressive socieities.

rating 3 out of 5
important message, but it lacked punch

2 comments:

roehl said...

max,

how were you able to watch this film? it hasnt been shown here yet! i'm actually waiting for local movie theaters to show this film as i was impressed and deeply moved by the trailer.

rmacapobre said...

piracy FOREVER!