At other times, people need our support. Few things express our concern as well as standing up for someone, especially when no one else will do it.
Documentary and Educational Films
From the dark side:
- Aminatta Forna, The Memory of Love (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2011), “a luminous tale of passion and betrayal, encompassing the political unrest that racked Sierra Leone in the late 1960s . . .”
Music: Composers, artists, and major works
Donizetti, La Fille du Régiment: the regiment has symbolically adopted a young woman of uncertain parentage. She faces the ancient conundrum of being unable to marry the man she loves because of social conventions. Just as she is about about to sign a marriage contract to marry someone she does not love, the regiment comes to her rescue (performances conducted by Renzetti, Flores and Tingaud).
- Joel Ross, “Kingmaker”