Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Cry, the Beloved Country

The last couple times I've been teaching Henry Nouwen's Compassion, I've felt the urge to have a story and/or imagery to link to the profound claims he's making in his book.

Although Cry, the Beloved Country also stands on its own, I feel there is a relationship between the life of compassion that Nouwen describes and the life and vision of Alan Paton.  He lived out a life of solidarity in South Africa--in his relationships and in his pursuit of justice for all people in his country.

I'm attaching a link to the end of the movie, perhaps to inspire alumni or prospective students to track down the book (as a literature major, books always trump movies), or the movie which is also well done and faithful to the tone and intent of the book.

Cry, the Beloved Country. (The end) - YouTube Aug 2008 - 3 min - Uploaded by I2Bdude
This is the end to Cry, the Beloved Country. Amazing movie and brilliant book written.

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