A Netflix Oscar Winner to Watch: The White Helmets

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On Sunday, Netflix won an Oscar. The White Helmets shows the true world heroes working every day in Syria. This movie brings to life the real lives of Syrians today.

What was shocking about Sunday though? The US denied the director of the movie, a Syrian, Khaled Khatib  entry into the USA. We could have a whole conversation on that alone. He sent others to accept the award on his behalf. They spoke for him. His words in his acceptance speech from the Quran though rang loud, ” To save one life is to save all humanity.”

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The world has debated the refugee crisis out of Syria for a couple of years now and watching this documentary helped me to understand what people were fleeing and those that stayed and the heroes that exist among them.

One of the things I love about this Netflix win is that it will encourage Netflix in bringing these important stories to the world. They bring context to the conversations we need to be having. I have been a Netflix subscriber for years.I love that they entertain me, but they also help me learn. The documentaries have helped me have a new perspective on many topics from learning about the White Helmets,  to looking at food choices around the globe in Food Choices, to questioning the guilt of a man in Making a Murderer, to learning about the science of happiness in Happy.

If you have not already watched Netflix’s first Oscar winner, The White Helmets is worth the watch. Let me know if you have seen it or what you have watched and the lessons you are learning from it.

 

A Late Freebie Plus Weekend Escapades

It has continued to be certainly busy here so I am really enjoying my current 4 days off! I am excited that I have had this time to recharge and I have been also using it to do some early spring cleaning.

I didnt post a freebie on Friday so will post it now. I love to scrapbook and love experimenting with different fonts. Now I can even make my own handwriting as a font and so can you. Your font is a wonderful site that lets you turn your handwriting flair into a font. You do need a scanner and a printer. SO have some fun and turn your handwriting or maybe your child’s into a font.

Now for our weekend escapades. Roo and I went on a wee shopping spree yesterday.Roo saved her allowance for 3 months and well here is what she got.

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  • leggings
  • hat
  • converse style sneakers
  • 2 skirts
  • 2 tops
  • 7 headbands
  • and a Henna Tatoo kit

Guess how much she spent?  $ 50.00 ! She had so much fun hitting Ardene and Bluenotes, as well we looked at books at Coles.  After we got home we watched Baby Mama on tv..

Today we did Henna Tattooing and are getting ready to watch the Oscars. Who am I cheering for?

Best Picture should be won by Slumdog Millionaire ( it’s now my favorite movie).

Kate Winslet should get Best Actress and Sean Penn should get Best Actor. They were good in both their roles, and yes I have seen the all the movies this year. So tonight it is all about Oscar! We are munching on nachos and watching the show.