Yesterday and today, as our Hebrew classes and our Meaningful Moment, we watched the movie I am Slave on Youtube. It is about a girl who was kidnapped when she was twelve from the Sudan and forced into slavery. She served a few masters before escaping and reuniting with her family. She was a slave for six years. This movie was filmed in 2010, and is based on the life of an actual person. It was a very powerful and sad movie. I still don’t understand how slavery can still exist.
We were asked why we would watch this movie in preparation for Pesach (Passover). Well, I think that we would watch it because it is about slaves, and we were slaves in Egypt. The whole theme of Pesach is Yetzias Mitzrayim, freedom and exodus from Egypt. Our bracha (blessing) for the day was one saying, Thank you, G-d, for making me free. This certainly applies to the movie because this woman survived during slavery and eventually escaped. She became free.
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Go here to watch the full movie on Youtube.