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Invictus June 21, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Gratitude, Mindfulness, People.

Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, and Matt Damon rule the rugby field . . . hit a home run . . . score big . . . and claim the World Cup with Invictus ~ an inspirational tale of the power of forgiveness to transform the world.

Much more than a film about politics,  South Africa, sports, rugby, racism, Nelson Mandela, or the end of apartheid, Invictus invites viewers to change their vantage point, just a bit, to see things from a different perspective.

At the beginning of the film, viewers see black and white, green and gold ~ colors that defined and divided a nation. 

By the end of the film, when the Springboks win the 1995 World Cup, the unification of a nation has begun, with both blacks and white rallying around the players on the field . . .

Not because they’re expected to win . . .

But because of how they’ve chosen to play the game.

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1. cindy - June 21, 2010

As you can imagine, the film has cult status over here in SA.

nrhatch - June 21, 2010

I hoped to get your impression of the film.

I know from your blog that some of the changes to S. Africa have not been for the good ~ but I also get the sense that Mandela is widely respected for his life philosophy and inner strength.

2. Naomi - August 10, 2010

Beautifully expressed, Nancy.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this, and for the introduction to fellow South African, Cindy 🙂 I’ll go and have a look at her site now too.

Have a fabulous day!


nrhatch - August 10, 2010

I expect that you and Cindy will hit it off famously. They grow ’em good in South Africa! : )

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