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Iniko Ujaama
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« on: March 29, 2009, 12:53:32 PM »

Greetings all.
i have not and may not go out to see "Slumdog millionaire" but no worries because all those who were soo moved by it will surely share with me how beautiful it was. Similarly when Will Smith came forward in "The Pursuit of Happiness" people similarly felt nice.  Many of us fall to precisely what is desired of us; a sort of dreamy feeling that with enough hope and ambition anybody can make it. This is echoed everyday with the "Forty million dollar slaves" ( http://www.amazon.com/Forty-Million-Dollar-Slaves-Redemption/dp/0609601202) in entertainment and sports but does this really change the reality that most of the dispossessed in this system will never "make it"? Additionally, these sell to us a certain extravagant, excessive version of success and the notion that the system does have opportunities for those who hopeful ambitious(and consequently that the "privileged" are so on purely and proportionately on account of their hard work ). I am sharing here a few articles I think can help bring the movie into perspective and build a more critical eye for those who parttake(sometimes excessively) on the diet of the the tell-lie-vision.

http://freire.mcgill.ca/blogs/che-milk-and-slumdog-millionaire:-representations-hope-age-obama
http://pulsemedia.org/2009/03/02/arundhati-roy-on-slumdog-millionaire-ii/
http://www.schemamag.ca/archive2/2009/03/slum_dog_goes_oscar_hunting.html

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