Monday, November 17, 2008

The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas...

Every once and a while I come across a movie where upon watching the preview, something inside of me says, "I have to see that movie."

The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas is one of those such movies. It was just released in the theaters this past weekend. Though with lament, it is not (yet) in the michiana area...

Below is the trailer for the film.

A Brief description and backdrop to the film.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a fictional story that offers a unique perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people, particularly children, during wartime. Through the lens of an eight-year-old boy largely shielded from the reality of World War II, we witness a forbidden friendship that forms between Bruno, the son of Nazi commandant, and Schmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Though the two are separated physically by a barbed wire fence, their lives become inescapably intertwined. The imagined story of Bruno and Shmuel sheds light on the brutality, senselessness and devastating consequences of war from an unusual point of view. Together, their tragic journey helps recall the millions of innocent victims of the Holocaust.

There is also a free Discussion Guide that is loaded with heart penetrating conversation pieces around social justice, race and the essence of humanity.

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