Rickshaw Wallah in Delhi

Perhaps it is not the rich but the poor who have the most compassion and the greatest ability to give, because they have the greatest understanding of need.  I’ve certainly seen this demonstrated in Ghana, not by all, but by some.   It’s also true in Canada amongst those who experienced the depression, or who arrived here as immigrants.

Tonight I watched the movie “Amal” twice in a row.  Beautiful and touching- a story about a Rickshaw driver in Delhi who is set apart by uncommon decency, and uncommon chance, “as God wills.”  The fact that I have lived as a cultural nomad in both Ghana and India may have upped this movie’s poignancy for me but I think it should also have a wider appeal, particularly, perhaps to those who frequent this blog.

It’s a Canadian movie and we borrowed it from the public library, so if you’re in Canada it’s likely available from yours as well.

It’s trailer does not by any means do the movie sufficient justice, but it is there on the internet.


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