Film Aid gives people living in the camps important information and skills – yes. But much more than that, the films they show bring relief, hope, and value to peoples’ lives. Something that makes life worthwhile. Not just bread – but roses too.
I don’t feel the worth of such a thing can be under-estimated. I wonder often about Isabel Allende’s words:
“What kind of world do we want? This is a fundamental question that most of us are asking.”
For me, the answer lies in film, music, photography, nature, stories, wonder, science. A world where everyone has the luxury of exploring and enjoying all of these things and more.