Son of a Lion Trailer on YouTube: http://youtu.be/hdRCmNn3joc
Hi readers. Thanks for coming by for a read.
One of the coolest aspects of Netflix is the foreign film availability. Even though the films are just movies, they tell a lot about what movie-makers worldwide thought audiences in their countries would willingly watch. What, in fact, their national populations would pay money to see. Their beliefs, their likes and dislikes.
So a Netflix watcher can discover, for instance, how similar a lot of Americans are to Pakistanis by watching Son of a Lion. It’s a 2007 movie in which the primary characters are involved in a family business of gun making, gunsmithing, and gun sales and have been for several generations. Expected to go into the family business, the 11-year-old son of a strict Muslim father runs away from home, determined to get an education instead. In the location in Pakistan where they live everyone is a 2nd Amendment devotee. Nobody bothers with signs or bumper stickers because they just raise their AK 47 or 1911 Colt and loose a few rounds into the air when the mood strikes.
Starring:Niaz Khun Shinwari, Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad, Director:Benjamin Gilmour.
It’s comforting knowing how much we have in common with Pakistanis for the most part. The father in the story is mujahedeen and fought against the Russians in Afghanistan and is extremely concerned where, should he allow his son to take to school, it would be located. “Those schools are magnets for American bombs!”
Probably a lesson there somewhere.