i don't have a lot to say, but wanted to recommend some blog-worthy documentaries/movies i have seen lately. 

Kicking It
[susan koch 2008]
an international soccer competition for homeless leagues. the film follows six homeless players as they set off on a hopeful journey for the homeless world cup in south africa.

Beyond Belief
[beth murphey 2008]
two women set off on an extraordinary journey of peace and reconciliation after losing their husbands on 9/11. they leave their comfortable neighborhoods to visit afghan villages where they build a powerful lasting bond with afghan widows whose lives have been ravaged by decades of war and poverty.  

Slumdog Millionaire
[danny boyle 2008]
the story of jamal, an 18 year old orphan from the slums of mumbai who manages to become a contestant on the game show 'who wants to be a millionaire'. when he is accused of cheating, he tells his life story to reveal the unlikely ways in which he came to learn the answers. a heartbreaking yet hopeful portrayal of life in the slums of india.

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