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Playlist: Justice and mercy

Sinead Goodfellow |  31 May 2016

Helping you find a passion for justice.


Movie: Ali (2012 – Rated M)

Starring Will Smith as Muhammad Ali, this film tells the legendary boxer's story, from his 1965 Sonny Liston win, earning the heavyweight champion title, to ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’ in 1974 and his George Foreman win. The film embraces his conversion to Islam and his name change, as well as his famous refusal to fight in the Vietnam War. These times also saw the assassinations of Malcolm X (1965) and Martin Luther King Jr (1968), both of which are included and discussed in the film. Ali’s determination and strength made him one of the best boxers in the world, transcending the racism of the times.

 

Song: ‘Imagine’, John Lennon (1971)

A classic song that was released in 1971 and still remains relevant in today’s society. The lyrics ask us to imagine a perfect world, with no conflict, a ‘brotherhood of man’. It asks us to imagine what it would be like if all the things we see that cause pain and conflict in our world were no longer there, where all people are equal and there is no need or opportunity for hate. Can we imagine a world where people can ‘live as one’?

 

 


Book: All the truth that’s in me, Julie Berry (2014 age 14+)

Judith is a young girl who lives in a small village. Four years prior, she was kidnapped and held hostage for two years. Her kidnapper let her go, but not before cutting out her tongue. Now she lives as an outcast. Her own mother refuses to show her love, and her brother blames her for the death of their father. Lucas, her childhood love, is the only one to show her the same kindness and love that she used to know. This novel is interesting and heartrending, told from the perspective of someone excluded from her society.

 

 

Sinead Goodfellow is a member of our young writer’s community.

 

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