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Another country, another continent, another language. Yet life in the 2008 Italian movie Gomorrah is so very similar to the violent reality of Cabrini-Green in Chicago. On the surface, Gomorrah is a movie of gangs and gangsters in a tragic Italian landscape. In the essence, it is a truthful and raw overview of what it means to grow up in a neighborhood where hell starts on each single kid’s day of birth. Drugs, weapons, organized crime, gang rivalry, violence, abuse, intimidation, and most of all segregation from the rest of the world. An alternative world of possibilities and opportunities is only yards away, yet so foreign, distant and unaccessible for the Gomorrah kids. The 2008 film Gomorrah by Matteo Garrone, adapted from Roberto Saviano‘s controversial non-fiction book, is an outstanding visualization of Cortez Alexander’s idea of living in a BOX, and a satellite view of the environment where Brenda Kenneally’s photography subjects come from.
Like Chicagoan Carrie Dorsey, who has touched all of our hearts with her open letter to Chicago 4 Community last week, Christy Brown is a tenacious kid affected by Cerebral Palsy and determined to lead his way through life with pride, self-confidence, passion, and against all odds; huge, enormous, apparently unsurmountable odds! My Left Foot is a 1989 drama movie directed by Jim Sheridan and set in low-income Ireland between 1940s and 70s. This deeply moving and inspiring film provides us with one more perspective of the multifaceted concept of ‘Underprivileged youth’.
Post by Clara Tomaz