Monday, July 19, 2010

london river

Moira+I went to the Watershed again yesterday – this time to see Rachid Bouchareb’s film about the 7/7 London bombings. Although I thought the story plot was a little contrived, it was a very powerful, tender and dignified film - with the leading characters beautifully portrayed. Brenda Blethyn, as a Guernsey smallholder, and Sotigui Kouyaté, as an African migrant worker, come to London suspecting that their missing children have been killed in the bombings. It was a humbling reminder that there are stories behind every individual death in such awful circumstances – and on a day that saw 43 people killed in a Baghdad suicide bombing.

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