Saludos querida comunidad, el día de hoy me uno al Concurso Films que inspiran de esta comunidad, para hablar de una película que hizo reflexionar sobre muchos cosas y a nivel personal me ayudo a superar un terrible momento de mi vida. Antes de comenzar quiero invitar a participar a mis amigas @Tsunsica y @Yetsimar
El valor de una promesa // After the Promise
I think I've already said it many times but dramatic movies are my favorites. On one occasion a friend who has Asperger's told me that I liked those movies because I liked to see people suffer. Asperger's people are characterized by being very literal and say things without a filter, before such a statement I could not help but say that I am the one who suffers when I see those movies, however, I believe that my life, the decisions I make and the way he acted would not be the same if I would not have seen so many dramatic movies, these have shown me how to see life from the conscience of being human just like other people, awakening my empathy.
This post is not a synthesis because in fact when I started in the blockchain in 2018 I dedicated a complete post to the movie, however I must tell you a little about what it is about to contextualize why it seems like a movie to me inspiring, in addition to touching my personal experiences. Well, this story is about Elmer, a carpenter who is a widow, he has 4 small children and while he tries to get ahead as a single father, the government takes away his children because it considers that he does not have the necessary conditions to take care of his children or give him a good life, the protagonist tries by all means to recover them but the bureaucracy attacks him, he also meets those types of people who, under the excuse of enforcing the law, what they do is disgrace the lives of people just for the pleasure of exercising the law. force. This man spends many years trying to get his children back and in the midst of the American crisis known as the depression, this poor man cannot even have a house with a room for each child as the government requires, just to mention some of the important details.
You will see this movie raises many social, political and even religious problems, on the one hand Elmer's 4 children were born at home, they are a religion that did not allow them to receive medical procedures such as blood transfusions to mention, the government bureaucracy that supposedly tries to helping children and ends up separating them from a loving and hard-working father, but also exists as a kind of taboo with the fact of being a single father, which I believe is still maintained these days, that is, in Venezuela today it is very rare that a man takes charge only of his actions, that is common in women, so in those years, even if they were in the United States, that thought must have been the same. On the other hand, I'll tell you that my dad went through a similar situation and seeing this movie made me feel a little closer to my dad, because I imagined all the things he went through to be able to be with his children after becoming a widower. .
Many years before I was born my father had another life, he worked as a farm worker, he was married and had 4 children, he came to the city when his work allowed, they did not have their own house, but my father literally broke his I take care of his family, but his wife got sick and I think that only 4 months after my brother was born she died, my dad had lent money for his health and then to pay for funeral expenses, he couldn't stop working in the fields until he got out of these debts and that is why he had to leave his children with his mother-in-law, after spending a few years he returned to the city free of debts and began to work independently as a Lutier, then he was able to build a house and then he was able to reunite his children again and live with them in said house.
There are many similarities of the life that my father had with that of Elmer in the movie, on the one hand the value of the promise made to the late wife, my mom told me that my dad promised his late wife that he would not look for another woman until his children could fend for themselves, my dad kept his promise and that's why he started living with my mom when my brother was about 17 years old, then he had my sister Mayoly and me, that's why my half brothers They have a big age difference from me.
Elmer was able to get ahead by starting his carpentry business and my dad got ahead thanks to lutheria, that is, towards musical instruments, they both worked with wood, and my dad was able to reunite his children after having a house just like Elmer As if that were not enough, there is a family detail that whenever I imagine my father in those circumstances my soul aches, in the film Elmer's youngest son (who was very small when they were separated) says he does not remember his father, while that my father always said that when he came to his mother-in-law's house to see his children, my brother, being the youngest, when he learned to speak, he did not call him papa, but instead called him compadre, this happened because my father's mother-in-law Sometimes it was her compadre, so she called him that, so my brother grew up in his first years of life hearing that the man who arrived was the compadre but not his father, so when I saw that in the movie a situation happened like only I could think of my dad, his feelings and how being a man branded as being a curmudgeon, he had extreme sensitivity and always told that family anecdote as if he didn't care but I noticed that remembering that hurt him.
My dad died in 2014 at 86, I saw that movie that year, although it is an old movie, it is from 1987, but in the midst of the pain I felt for the loss, this movie made me reflect and in a certain way think about my father outside of idealization, I understood a little more how hard his life was, I understood why he sometimes seemed to be a little affective person but in reality he was one of the men with noblest feelings in the world, his life made him be always strong, but even though society and the economy hit him he kept his promise to his wife and he also fulfilled all his responsibilities when he married my mom, for him his family was everything and I think today many people are there without knowing that the most important thing is loved ones, as the film demonstrates and as my father showed me with his example.
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I hope you liked it. I invite you to read my next publications and I will always be willing to answer your questions and comments, you can also follow me and contact me on any of my social networks. Thank you!