It was listed as one of the most anticipated films for this year’s festival line-up, and judging by the audience’s reactions during the film and in the Q&A session with the film’s writers and cast following Saturday’s screening, it is living up to the hype.
Dialogues, whether they take place in person, on the internet through newspapers and journals or the various forms of social media, through political debates, or protests in the street, are an important step in working towards change. Discussion is where change begins.
The artists and writers at Charlie Hebdo understood the importance of continuing to practice their right. They were aware of the threats made against them, and yet, they continued day after day to create and publish their opinions and ideas. For that, they should be remembered; they should be remembered as defenders of an inalienable human right.
Mastering the art of turning the real life experiences of another person into quality literature is not an easy feat to accomplish. Nor is it commonly something that can be done twice. However, in the case of “Unbroken,” I think it was magnificently captured in both text and film; although I admit that the merits…