Celebrate our rich heritage, Celebrate Emancipation Day (Courtesy of Smithsonianmag.com)
Hello Good People,
April showers bring May flowers! Remember that?
I hope everyone had a good week, and I know you are ready for the weekend.
In honor of the of the emancipation of slaves of African origin, Emancipation Day is tomorrow (4/16). Check here and here for Emancipation Day events. Take this opportunity to pass on our rich history to young people.
Filmfest DC ends this weekend. I checked out a movie last Sunday called Transfer. I love sci-fi so I was quite excited to view this movie. It was about a rich old couple from Germany who decides to buy the bodies of two black Africans. The German couple regain their youth while the Africans ensures that their families get money. However, four hours every night, the Africans regain control over their bodies. After a while, the African hosts and the German guests begin to communicate with each other. As the story progresses, the “Transfer” isn’t as simple as advertised. Sci-fi Blogger, Martin Wikner reviews Transfer as revealing “the relation between the rich and the poor in the world. In this movie we see how Europeans exploit Africans to the degree that “we” take over their bodies. This makes it sci-fi, but is a good metaphor for how we make others give up their life for our well-being, without really knowing or considering the costs. The African couple do sign their contracts by free will, but the question is how free the choice really is.” A stand-out performance from actor BJ Britt.
The Annual Servathon event sponsored by Greater DC Cares is tomorrow (4/16). It is a great opportunity to give back to the community. It’s not too late to sign up.
Enjoy your weekend!
Peace and Blessings.
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