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Lessons of Basketball and War 2015
About: A tiny group of Somali refugee women struggle to place the distrust and animosity of fight behind them as they make a fresh life in America. A dedicated middle school principal is challenged as an educator, a leader and a peacemaker.
Released: 26 Feb 2015 Director: Ron Bourke Writers: Ron Bourke Actors: N/A Genres: Documentary, Family, Sport
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Lessons of Basketball and War Reviews:

This documentary is an honest, unflinching and ultimately up-lifting storyline about a group of refugee kids living in an adopted country very various from the under-developed, conservative society they left behind. Given the large numbers of displaced folks trying to search a better life in the West (America, Europe, Australia, etc.), the storyline is very relevant to one of the best challenges facing our world: How immigrants can leave behind tribal differences and adapt to a new, more launch culture, and how folks in western societies, through their schools and another social institutions, will test to integrate them while accepting their differences. This is a movie that deserves a wide audience.


"Lessons of Basketball and War" provides a special perspective to a type of conflict which most are not familiar with. It is a strong movie that introduces the necessary idea of getting along with others and the constructive and pretty methods in which it can be accomplished. Ron Bourke's film-making provides impactful scenes that involve authentic and touching interviews and wonderfully captured moments with perfect camera skills and editing. What I liked most is that it allows the viewer to determine for themselves what the purpose of the movie is rather than having to spell it out. An zone of improvement that I might mention is the sound quality of some scenes that gave the scenes a sort of uneven quality in relation to others. Additionally, I got the feeling that more of the emotional strength of the movie was in the first huge part of the movie rather than carrying all the method through to the end. However, the whole movie was certainly emotionally capturing, and it led me to a various understanding of what was being portrayed.


"Lessons of Basketball and War" is an absorbing documentary that follows a year in the lives of a group of middle school Somali-born women who live in Portland, Oregon. It's a look at them individually and collectively, as well as their Principal, who creates a basketball tool where they learn lessons of cooperation and difficult work, as well as lessons of win and defeat. For the American viewer, the lesson comes in the form of a peek into other culture and the results that fight and violence wreak on the kids who live in it. It's beautifully crafted and edited, without a tip of judgment or opinion. This movie is simply a slice of life, a gift of insight and heart, and is definitely a worth an hour's viewing.



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