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I ramble about a number of things - but travel experiences, movies and music feature prominently. See my label cloud for a better idea. All comnments and opinions on this blog are my own, and do not in any way reflect the opinions/position of my employer (past/current/future).

12 January 2009

Movie: Boy A

A child commits or is involved in a serious crime and is sent to jail. After more than 10 years in jail he is released, and he tries to create a new life for himself. But there are those who will not leave him alone - and tainted as the epitome of evil in the newspapers, the resurrection is rather difficult.

Deep down, it asks a simple question - when someone serves their punishment, do they not deserve a chance to live a normal life? After all, is prison not meant to be about rehabiliation?

This is a very powerful movie, but I wonder if any of us would really reconsider rehabilitated prisoners as our friends, colleagues or lovers. And there in lies the problem I suppose.