Saturday, 20 June 2009

A film of poverty and hunger: Chicken a la Carte by Ferdinand Dimadura

A colleague of mine sent me this video and it was heartbreaking to watch. Sometimes, we are so caught up with the materialism of this world, we forget about the others who struggle for the simplest of things to survive.

"Synopsis: This film is about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization. There are 10,000 people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition. This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society. The people who live on the refuse of men to survive. What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left this people."

I remember talking to a friend about globalisation and how I did not wish to see my country globalise so much. It frightens me that people get so competitive to the point of losing humanity in themselves because of globalisation. It is true human darwinism at work. D and I were on the topic as well during my recent education/travel trip. It doesn't help that commercialisation helps drive globalisation. How commercialisation is taking every single freedom we have and messing our mental and emotional states completely scares me.

Like roads which you have to pay to use, when it was once free. And, you even have to pay different prices (They are not cheap! And, someone's getting their Chopards soon!) for different lengths of the road. Someone once suggested that we may well be paying for oxygen one day and I didn't think it is not possible.

I guess how some humans managed to counterbalance the detriments of commercialism which befall on them in order to keep a float is truly admirable while most of us whine about the trivialities. The common people are easy sacrifices for a stronger economy. Cliche but true: it's life.

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