Capernaum – Official Trailer 2 HD (2018)…


Date: March 20, 2019

01) Capernaum – Official Trailer 2 HD (2018)

“Directed by: Nadine Labaki

Screenplay by: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Kesrouani

Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, CAPERNAUM (“Chaos”), a new film by Nadine Labaki about the journey of a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy, Zain, who survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. He flees his parents and to assert his rights, takes them to court suing them for the “crime” of giving him life.

I’ve wondered many times…what is the culpability of imposing life upon another sentient creature?

…A question which becomes unanswerable, in my eyes…when weighed against the countless ways, in which this world will hold down…exploit…isolate…sometimes even break and cripple, that sentient creature someone else has decided will exist.

People act like everyone should be overjoyed, to have reached cognitive awareness…to have experienced their own senses, and the experiences of this world…because the alternative [never to have existed] is presumed to have been “so terrible”…

…But that doesn’t mean a whole lot, to someone who spends their entire life struggling to get by…struggling to keep going…

…It’s cold comfort, to anyone disillusioned by life…It’s a bitter mockery, to anyone for whom life is a torment, from which they wish most to escape…and now wander through the awful process, of plotting that escape.

Life is not an equal gift to all.

…There are any number of people on this planet…who are brought into being…and then spend most of their lives being rejected, blamed and cursed, for who and what they biologically are.

It just makes no sense to me…

…This has never made any sense to me.


2 thoughts on “Capernaum – Official Trailer 2 HD (2018)…

  1. Bonobo

    This is why “rights” and “evil” make no sense. If these concepts were anything real, then we would see them in effect throughout humanity, and in the whole animal world.

    But the way other cultures and especially other species act can be entirely counter to what some people claim are universals and self-evident.

    We should be honest about where our legal protections and moral prohibitions come from: ourselves as a mob, running primate technology.

    It may be wrong to bring someone into the world. But even communist China has been unable to stop people from doing it.

    I wish people with persecuted sexualities didn’t have to waste time on the ability to simply exist, when all of us ought to be making things better for the next generation.

    1. eqfoundation Post author

      Thank you for this!

      I could not agree more.

      People should be unbound, to focus their talents on improving the world. It is a tragedy, to so many are mired down in simple matters of survival, because of social hostility.

      Who can even imagine, how much has been culturally lost, due to this?

      I agree about “rights” and “evil”…

      It’s always been the majority, who dominate [and decimate] the minorities…and the dogmatic have always been the worst, when holding power.


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