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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Children of Heaven

                Children of Heaven was the first Iranian family drama that I’ve ever watch. My first thought of this film is it’s just a low cost drama made by the Iranian as I can see it thoroughly that there are less special effect used in this drama, the special effects that I can see that is used are the effect of slow motion & rains with thunder roars. But as time goes by and the plots are getting more interesting, I realize that there are lots of important event that I can use to compare between the life in the film and the reality of life in my own motherland.

            In this drama, two children concoct an elaborate scheme to cover up the loss of a pair shoes. Ali & Zahra are a brother and sister growing up in a poor neighborhood. Ali accidently lost Zahra pair of shoe when he leave the shoe outside the market which in the end being swiped away by a beggar. Knowing that the shoes are lost Zahra threat Ali to tell it to their father, but the responsible Ali told her that even if she told it to their father, he still can’t afford to get her a new pair. After the incident, Ali thought of an brilliant idea which leads both of them to lots of obstacle till the end of the drama.

            One of the moral values that can be taken from the drama is the responsibility of a child to their parent. In this drama, we can see that Ali & Zahra have started helping out their parents  despite of their young ages and tiny body. They never say no even once to every order that are being given to them. One of the event are shown at the early of drama where Zahra’s mom asked her to do this & that and she never say no to it. In the reality, we can barely see children nowadays started doing housework at the early age and some had never ever done any of it even when they are teenager. All that they know is fun and simplicity, but for Ali & Zahra they carried out a heavy responsibilities given to them and their acts are making them more mature than we ourselves.

            Strong bonds between a brother and sister are also one of the good moral values which can be seen in this drama. After the loss of Zahra’s pair of shoe, Ali tried to find it everywhere until he meets the end and come out with an idea to recover the loss of the pair of shoe. Zahra do understand the toughness that her brother had gone through and by the same time does not want to burden her dad to bought her a new pair as she knows well of her dad’s condition. She then agreed with Ali’s idea and decided to use Ali’s big sized shoe to school and also to rush right after school to meet Ali in order to give Ali back his shoe before his class start. Zahra are willing to share the hard moment with Ali eventhough it is not her mistake for the loss of the shoes, and this touches me to deeply see inside my heart how naïve these kids are. I’m far sure enough that none of us can easily share toughness & harness with someone that brought us into a problems.

            Thirdly, the strong wills of Ali to get the 3rd prize of the competition to replace Zahra’s loss shoes. At first, Ali was too late to register himself in the race. Tears roll down his cheek and He shows his teacher of his strong will to join it and promises him to be the winner of the marathon. Ali knows that he can win he race and redeem the prize he wanted before. During the race, Ali sprint as fast as he could to be the first runner up, but when he was about to reach the finish line he want to make sure that he’ll be the third as the third prize is his aim in the race. But suddenly, when he had make himself the third, some of his competitor knock him down. But with his strong will he instantly stand up and sprint in rampage which result in him being the first runner up leaving the third prize that he dreams for behind. The first prize that he won is just another nightmare for him.

            In this drama, I happens to find out that they are several bad moral that can be found in it and one of it is the in-proper way to treat other people, where we can see it by the time Ali & his father are heading to the city to find extra cash to support their family. While they are in the rich people neighborhood, most of the people there are unwilling to help them. Here, we can see that there are still differences that are being made between the rich & the poor which shouldn’t e happen. Beside that, there are event where envy & jealousy conquer someone, this can be seen when there are other competitors who are envy of Ali position and tried to surpass him by playing dirty. Roughly, we can conclude that jealousy can turn someone to an uncontrollable state where he or she are willing to do anything as long as there are satisfied with it.

            As a conclusion, this unique drama tells us the reality life of the poor family in Iran in the urban area. Where they need to face lots of difficulty in surviving their daily day, and sometimes with not even a single penny in their pocket which leads them to make it as a debt whenever they want to buy foods & needs in the market. We should thanked Him for giving us a more pleasant life right here where we step where everything that we want are just right before our eyes. Praise be to Him.



AyuArjuna BiGoshh said...

i like your comments...really touching me...5/5 excellent!!