Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Human Experience

What can I say about this documentary? Well, first off it is intriguing, interesting, and sad all at the same time. I know many people will find that hard to believe, but it is true.

The documentary is about four friends who live in a half way house in Brooklyn, New York, for various reasons. Two of the four 20-somethings that we follow are brothers, Jeffery and Clifford.

What they really wanted to show us, was that no matter how bad you think your life is, someone has worse than you. Also, they wanted to show us that we are put on this world, by God, for a purpose.

As the audience we see what they guys mean, by following them on four different adventures.

The first adventure that we going on is with Clifford and his brother Jeffrey. We follow around them around the streets of New York. We follow them around the streets, because they want to see what it is like to live the life of a homeless person. While watching, we see the brothers beg for money and food in order to survive.

The second adventure, which I think is the saddest one of all, is the trip to the hospital in Peru. They visited the hospital in order to find out ways to help the kids that are there, and to find out ways to help them. While they are there, they tell the back story on some of the children and why they are there.

Adventure number three is to a leper colony in Ghana, Africa. The crew goes there to interview a group of people who are in the colony. The people who the crew speaks to, tells them that because of their disease, they are looked down on by their families.

The forth adventure is a little bit different. Again, it involves Clifford and Jeffery. We find out through title cards that Clifford has set up a meeting between Jeffery, and their father. The reason for that is because Jeffery, hasn't seen his father in 10 years.

Even though this documentary was sad, I will admit that it was rather enlightening to what is happening around us. As I mentioned before, it makes you think about what your purpose in life really is. I have to give this a 10!!!

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