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The People’s Champ

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Everyone who knows me knows I have a very strong, probably unhealthy, obsession with a certain celebrity.

No, it’s not Ryan Reynolds. No, it’s not Robert Downey Jr. No, it’s not one of the Hemsworth brothers.

It’s….. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson!

I think what I admire most about him is the fact that he seems so genuine, so down to Earth. Coming from humble beginnings, he understands the importance of family, friends, work ethic, and striving toward accomplishing any and all of your dreams. He is someone who is so very thankful to be where he is today, and to have gotten there by working hard and remembering where he came from. He is also great with his fans. From a shout out on social media, to live meet and greets, he lets them know they are much appreciated. To top it all off, he’s got a KILLER smile! To quote a fellow colleague: “HE’S ELECTRIFYING.”

While he wasn’t always in acting, that is what he is most known for now. Here are a few of his works that “Rock.” I hope you enjoy them.

Ballers

Central Intelligence

The Tooth Fairy

The Game Plan

Hercules

San Andreas

Pain and Gain

AND HE SINGS!:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNNUk8oOg4I

Better than fiction: Defiant Requiem

Following the narratives of survivors, Defiant Requiem tells the unbelievable story ofDefiant Requiem Rafael Schachter, a Czech conductor who sparks hope and spirit among his fellow prisoners, in the darkest time at the Terezin concentration camp. This documentary is nicely done: the mournful music really enhanced the survivor’s account of their history with the Holocaust and with their source of hope–Schachter. It was Schachter’s endless pursuit of music that made labor and torture more bearable; it was through music, that the prisons were able to express something they did not dare to say to the Nazis. It is a remarkable film to watch; it is painfully beautify.

Related: art produced during the holocaust

Terezín : voices from the Holocaust

My secret camera : life in the Lodz ghetto

Art from the ashes : a Holocaust anthology

 

Food, Inc. (2008, Directed by Robert Kenner)

I watched Food, Inc. to complete this week’s task for the eco-action challenge. This film unveils the current situation in the American food industry. There were a lot of information MV5BNDM4MjY4NjU1Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzg4NzA1Mg@@__V1_that was unsettling, or even a little disturbing to me. Without giving out too much content, one thing I found especially interesting is the extent of engineering used in today’s food market and food source. People use technology and chemical to alter the natural ways of things, in order to maximize profit. Plants and the way animals are raised are engineered towards the benefit of major corporates. As a result, the environment suffers, the farmers suffer, and ultimately, consumers suffer.

It is an important film to raise awareness of what we eat, where food comes from, and to make people think.

 

Related:

Food fight : the inside story of the food industry, America’s obesity crisis, and what we can do about it

Real food fake food : why you don’t know what you’re eating & what you can do about it