Tag: Movie reviews

“Omar” – A Pack of Liars

“Omar” – A Pack of Liars

Depending on how you calculate it, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has simmered along, occasionally boiling over, for almost 30 years, or since before the mid-mark of the 20th century.

So it figures that a  movie whose story is set on both sides of the “Israeli West Bank barrier,” a 25-foot-plus high “security” wall, would focus on the region’s volatile politics.

And while the conflict serves as the backdrop for Omar, the official submission of Palestine to the 2014 Oscars in the best foreign language film category, it involves universal themes: Friendship, love, trust, and betrayal.

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“A Story for Tomorrow”

“A Story for Tomorrow”

A picture is worth a thousand words, more or less.

While we often read stories about someone’s journey, watching it unfold and learning a lesson from it can be even more worth our while.

This video from Gnarly Bay, a production company located in Westerly, Rhode Island, needs no introduction. It is beautiful and imaginatively filmed and edited.

Need I say more?

No.

Just hit “Play.”

 (Thanks to professional photographer, Andrea Johnson, for bringing “A Story for Tomorrow” to our attention via Facebook. “The Noble Spirit,” a moving documentary that she and her partner, Robert Holmes produced, recently premiered. They are both on the faculty of the prestigious annual Book Passage Traveler Writers & Photographers Conference, and mentors of Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan.)

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