TOP FINDS IN 'RELUCTANT HERO' FILMS

Sand Castle

Directed by Fernando Coimbra

What's it about?

Arriving in Iraq in 2003, just after the occupation of Bagdad, a soldier, among a few other soldiers of his infantry platoon, he is sent to provide water to a village whose infrastructure was destroyed. Simple things however, such as water transportation, water distribution and the reconstruction of the plumbing became a challenge in war environment.

Why You Should Watch this film?

...because it's based on a true story, which is always an added bonus.

 

...because  this movie focuses on the individual's changing motives within himself, something everyone can relate to even if they never experienced combat.

...because if you ever had to do something that you thought would be simple to accomplish but it turned overwhelming difficult, then Sand Castle will drawn you in, making you root for soldiers as if you were there helping them.  

What Others are Saying!!

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"...A fun film that makes you think."

"This isn't a typical war movie that loads the screen with random action scene and unnecessary quotes dripping cheesy bravado.  Instead, this story show the odd cultural exchange between Americans and the Iraqis.

Seed: The Untold Story

Directed by  John  Betz & Taggart Siegel

What's it about?

The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared.

Why You Should Watch this film?

...because these people's  and their stories are why you are alive.

 

...because  how in the world did someone make a film about seeds exciting. Well Betz and Siegel did just that.

...because you'll learn amazing fact, sometimes scary facts, that will change your perspective on the world for sure.  

What Others are Saying!!

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"...There are so many 'did you knows' that I was left amazed how little I knew about the people and processes that fed me and my family"

"...When will learn.  Corporations are not humans, but a mob sharing only one brain racing to the lowest common denominator."

I, Daniel Blake

Directed by  Ken Loach

What's it about?

A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system.

Why You Should Watch this film?

...because it's real, point blank. A man gets screwed over by overly bureaucratic government and finds himself with no income at age 59.  Too many people are experiencing this and too many fear this might happen to them.

 

 

What Others are Saying!!

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"...What struck me about 'I, Daniel Blake' was an aspect of subaltern powerlessness that pundits often overlook, i.e., that the poor and marginalized are almost never in control of their own time. In the USA dentists, doctors, therapists, lawyers, and all sorts of professionals get to maximize and monetize their time to the nth degree. As for govt. agencies like the DMV or employment or benefits offices--they are often (under-)staffed by bureaucrats who are in no hurry to accommodate John Q. Public..."

"...This movie caught me by my heart, like every other piece by Laverty- Loach cooperation. It is not a thriller, there are no twists, no peaks of emotions. It shows the naked reality of our everyday lives with its great pains and humor at the same time..."

"...Every public servant, politician and voluntary sector worker should be expected to watch this film. A lot of it is not easy viewing, and certainly not suitable for a fun night out, but the message it gives about today's society is compelling..."

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