Saturday, January 23, 2015. I just watched this thought – and emotion – provoking PBS movie that was recommended to me recently:
An INDEPENDENT LENS movie
Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner Rich Hill follows three teenage boys, Andrew, Harley, and Appachey, as they struggle with isolation, broken families, and lack of opportunity in their Missouri town, where the idea of the American Dream may remain elusively out of reach, but the desire for a better tomorrow remains.
Rich Hill can be streamed free of charge from the PBS website through Tuesday, February 3rd.
To watch Rich Hill – Click HERE: http://video.pbs.org/program/independent-lens/ —
Scroll down until you see the title listed among the other movies offered.
This is the main webpage for information about this documentary: http://www.richhillfilm.com/
The last link at the right along the top of this page is this: IMPACT – which includes this information:
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
In partnership with non-profit organizations, experts, and leaders around the country, we are developing an impact and engagement campaign for RICH HILL that will give audiences meaningful ways to support vulnerable kids and their families living in low-income households in rural America.
In the meantime, there are wonderful people and organizations at local and national levels working to bring resources to small town and rural communities. Consider supporting your local school, food bank, CASA chapter, or any of the following national organizations:
To set up an educational screening in your classroom, please contact Mat Levy at Passion River: email@example.com
To set up a community screening at your non-profit, church, community group, etc., please contact Kayleigh Butera: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, the hard part. I was grateful for being able to watch this fine movie at home – alone – so that I could put the action on pause when I needed to and walk away when I needed to. The subject matter and the young men’s stories tore at my heart in many, many ways.
No matter what materials are given to a person their life is their work of art. But what burdens some people have been given to bear, and how little to work with to resolve their problems!
Where is social justice, accountability, response-ability?
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