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November 09, 2005
Syrian Bride
So one of the wonderful things I like about my present gig, is after all the stress and strain in working on project to project is you actually get to see the fruit of your creative/administrative/re-editing loins in the final film production screening.
So the other night my staff and I were invited to check the screening of "Syrian Bride" at the UN (which by the way has waaaaaaay to much security to go through, just to go to a small ass screening room).
Syrian Bride is the story of an Israeli-bride-to-be that must give up her country, her family, and all her familar grounds to be with her husband who is Syrian born. As the two countries do not recognize each other in dual citizenship, one must denounce one's citizenship in order to part of the next. Hence the Israel born Syrian Bride. The movie depicts a bride prepping for good bye admist polictical war fare, family fueds, and her own personal struggle with the what is to be the happiest day of her life; in a dramatic humorouse way, some parts will definitely keep you laughing.

One of the attendees that tagged along with us, is a woman from Armania, who cried, no I take that back "sobbed" big *SOBS* all through this movie, so much so the audience would think that this is her story. I had to ask ; apart from the obvious what touched her so? She said, that fact this is a real story, and even though she fled her country for political reasons, she too had to denounce her country, and that this still does go on present day, and something like this could be taking place right as we speak, someone having to say goodbye (for the better)?

Got me to thinking, how much would one be willing to give up for love? Your space, your time, your video games, your shoe closet shelves? your absurd garbage pail kids collections??? All of this may be the "unwilling-stuff-your-still-willing-to give-up-within-reason."
But to give up one's country, one's family, and to never see that again.
That's some kind of love.
Whoah.
Great Movie, in theatres November 16th. (***Three Bk Babe Stars, and I'm out!)
Sssh! she's writing.. brooklyn babe11/09/2005 
33 Comments:
  • At 9/11/05 9:26 PM, Blogger sonyared said…

    Yeah that is some kind of love! I thought about it and honestly i don't know what i could give up...I have trust issues..LOL it would be nice if I could experience a love so raw...good post guurll! It's touching

     
  • At 10/11/05 1:06 AM, Blogger Rose said…

    this was a touching post...love is so powerful but I wouldn't know if I could give up so much for it...

     
  • At 10/11/05 8:03 AM, Blogger Luke Cage said…

    Well, you know my story miss BB. I gave up the wonderful surroundings of my hometown NYC to move to Va to be with my girl, now my wife. There are things within reason for me to give up if it's for love. For instance, I wouldn't give up my family and friends for it. Or my job, or my country. But within reason, sure. I'd do it. And like you said, she'd have to be some kind of a person for me to get involved with her some kind of love.

     
  • At 10/11/05 11:16 AM, Blogger SP said…

    Love can make you do all kinds of things. My mom left Japan at 21 to be with my father. I can count on my fingers the number of times that she has been back to visit since then. It is a lot to give up, but my parents have been happily married for almost 35 years. I still catch them holding hands at the store and making out in the kitchen. Something are worth a sacrifice.

     
  • At 10/11/05 1:36 PM, Blogger Chubby Chocolate said…

    My mother gave up everything to be with my father. She uprooted from home (London) to make a life in the states, with no social network other than my father....

    Watch Inch'Allah Dimanche. It's a French-Algerian movie. Not the same premise, yet very similar.

     
  • At 10/11/05 1:36 PM, Blogger brooklyn babe said…

    @ SP, your mom's case maybe slightly different she "could" return to Japan if she wanted to, even if she got a cold shoulder or two from family. But in this movie, its very cerermonial, that the main character must accept the fact that she can not come back at all! I

    The pic on my blog is of her looking through the bars at the border at her new life a mile away. And the one she's got to leave behind.

    I dunno to never see my fam again.
    Can't say I would, me and dude would have to be a "net thang" lol.

     
  • At 10/11/05 1:37 PM, Blogger brooklyn babe said…

    @ Chubby Chocolate, does your mom have/had any regrets?

     
  • At 10/11/05 3:44 PM, Blogger Knockout Zed said…

    I'd be willing to give up the contents of my nutsac.

    KZ

     
  • At 10/11/05 4:26 PM, Blogger WIP said…

    *LOL* at the "Garbage Pail Kids" collection. Just trashy. Get it? Sounds like the movie hit home for old girl. I think some [single] women are just about ready to move to the moon for a man and matrimony. I say, hold off a bit on that Mars Bar moment. Marriage IS hard work. And no family to vent about the monster-in-laws is just plain mean.

    Thanks for the review, Brooklyn (which coincidentally happens to make a cute baby girl name. Just a thought if you ever decide to leave the country for holy matrimony ~wink~.)

     
  • At 10/11/05 6:26 PM, Blogger brooklyn babe said…

    @ Zed.... your ass need to head straight back to detention! Lol
    I feel for you girl if she only knew... how sick you are! Lol

     
  • At 10/11/05 10:53 PM, Blogger Brownsoul said…

    wow...heavy.

    I dunno if I could give up my family for the love of a man....my family has been there for me through thick, thin, and really thick....I hold them above all others.

     
  • At 11/11/05 6:22 AM, Blogger Teej said…

    Dammit my garbage pail kids card ARE NOT absurd!!!

    You know I think the answer to this question changes as we get older. If you think back to 21 you woulda been like "F that! I aint moving/giving up shit!" But then as you get older you learn that compromising is a BIIIIG part of the game.

    And besides you should never say never. Remember the New Edition song 'All For Love' (My true NE heads know!) "All for love / Im doing things I've never done before...."

     
  • At 11/11/05 7:01 AM, Blogger defiant goddess said…

    Sounds interesting. I'd like to check that out.

     
  • At 11/11/05 7:29 AM, Blogger Deirdre said…

    Wow what a thing to do! Now you know BKbabe I's waiting for cupid to hit the freakin bullseye right about now...but my shoes!!!!! I don't think so...the country and all that other ish can go...but my shoes!!!! hell naw!

    I'll chk it out thanks ma!

     
  • At 11/11/05 9:37 AM, Blogger Msnhim said…

    To be in love is wonderful but I cant see giving up my family for it. What happens if that love goes sour.... there wont be anything to go back to .

     
  • At 11/11/05 9:37 AM, Blogger Msnhim said…

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  • At 11/11/05 10:33 AM, Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said…

    What a powerful movie. So many people have given up things for love, but I guess the sacrifice can range from the minute to the extreme.

    ~Deb

     
  • At 11/11/05 12:15 PM, Blogger BossMack said…

    Bitch come and see me! I'm just playing, come and check me out.

     
  • At 11/11/05 1:19 PM, Blogger brooklyn babe said…

    @ Bossmack.... there are not "bitches" here!
    I don't visit stables, I run 'em.

    So if you want to join mine, I'll send you an application too see what kind of horse you'll be... right now you aint no where near a Thorough Bred horse, more like my lil pony!

     
  • At 11/11/05 1:55 PM, Blogger Amadeo said…

    Good looking...I'll check for this.

     
  • At 11/11/05 3:45 PM, Blogger Organized Noise said…

    This is so serious. That's the ultimate sacrifice for love.

    I was reading in the paper the other day about a princess over in Asia who had to denounce the monarchy because she was marrying a common man. That's love

     
  • At 11/11/05 5:16 PM, Blogger princessdominique said…

    I definitely want to see it. I think what you are willing to give up depends on where you are in your journey. Giving up a country and family is A LOT to ask. Not sure I could.

     
  • At 11/11/05 9:17 PM, Blogger MIZPOWDERPINK said…

    I love my family, but the one thing that I was raised to do is to stay true to your spouse no matter what. Not quite sure how I feel about that yet...:-/ I'm all for some sort of boundaries ya know... That's some type of love...

     
  • At 11/11/05 10:12 PM, Blogger Brotha Buck said…

    Ah, I'd love to check this out and say that I know one of the film makers!

     
  • At 12/11/05 2:59 AM, Blogger HighMaintenanceHussy said…

    That IS a cool gig!

     
  • At 12/11/05 3:16 PM, Blogger Laylah Queen of the Night said…

    Cool gig indeed. Love is so tentitive, I am not sure If i can do that. But i guess u have to live and take risks!

     
  • At 13/11/05 12:26 PM, Blogger sonyared said…

    Yeah Mr. Boss mack be coming around thinking he really is a mack(I never even been to his sight!)...to make him feel good, I left his oh so funny comment on my sight..get it right Boss mack...Pony man..LMAO

     
  • At 13/11/05 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HEY GIRL IT'S COLEY!!!!

    JUST STOPPING BY TO SAY WASSUP! I WILL DEFINITELY BE LOOKING FOR THAT MOVIE.

     
  • At 14/11/05 4:54 PM, Blogger brooklyn babe said…

    @ Sonyared...

    Yeah I haven't been by to peeped his wanna be pimp spot either; heck I'm still trying to coordinate and peep on my own spot and blog peeps.... still playing catch up.. but I heard about "employeemack" blog.... and I quote:
    "I'm not a pimp I just play one on TV"

    Just a brotha who wanna act hard but need love.
    You know what they say about men who are all running game ...no skillz *wink*

     
  • At 14/11/05 7:07 PM, Blogger sonyared said…

    Fa real though!

     
  • At 15/11/05 7:45 AM, Blogger Stunner said…

    Haven't been here in a while.

    Seems like an interesting movie. I couldn't tell the last time I went to watch a movie.

     
  • At 15/11/05 12:05 PM, Blogger Pizzle said…

    Weird. I thought I already commented on this...apparently not.

    Love's one of those things that unless you're in it, it's tough to understand it.

    I'd like to think that I wouldn't give up my own family for anything, but to have THAT kind of love must be pretty powerful...

     
  • At 15/11/05 3:11 PM, Blogger obifromsouthlondon said…

    envy and jealousy lol! i never get to see nada once my work's done.

    sounds like something i'ld love to watch. will look out for it.

     
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