【青春有為】《被上帝遺忘的孩子》2014.04.24 @嶺南大學

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電影:《被上帝遺忘的孩子》
日期: 2014.04.24(四)
時間: 17:30-20:00
地點: 嶺南大學 林炳炎樓 LBG01室
電影語言: 尼泊爾語對白,英文字幕
主持人: 馬學嘉小姐 (嶺南大學服務研習處助理總監)
嘉賓:
- 李陳婉寶女士 (兒童癌病基金前會長)
Dr. Preet HIRADHAR (嶺南大學英文系高級講師)
公民講堂語言:英語

*是次活動費用全免,無需預先報名。如有任何節目調動或補充資料,以官網及Facebook專頁最新公布為準。

Film: Children of God
Date: 2014.04.24 (Thu)
Time: 17:30-20:00
Venue: LBY-G01, B.Y. Lam Building, Lingnan University
Film Language: Nepali (English Subtitles)
Moderator: Dr. MA Hok-ka Carol (Assistant Director, Office of Service-Learning, LU)
Guest Speakers: 
- Mrs. Rosita LIE (Former Chairman of Children's Cancer Foundation)
- Dr. Preet HIRADHAR (Senior Lecturer of English, LU)
Medium: English

*This event is free of charge. No registration is required. Any change of programme details will be announced on website and Facebook page.

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一條通往死亡的河流,卻是他們生命的泉源……
 
尼泊爾的濕婆神廟是印度教徒最大的聖地,教徒們每天在巴格馬提河(流經濕婆神廟的聖河)的火葬場舉辦火葬儀式,引領死者上天堂。當火葬場的火焰冉冉升起,圍繞四周的孩童便跳入河中尋找死者遺留的錢幣或其它財物。
 
河旁的火葬場對教徒而言是聖地,對孩童們卻是遊樂場、家與討生活的地方。受不了貧窮的孩子便輾轉至城市的馬路上行乞,冒著生命危險在擁擠的路上乞討更多的錢,到手後卻全拿去買煙與強力膠。
 
鏡頭帶我們認識幾個泥泊爾家庭及孩子。濕婆神廟神聖的宗教儀式引領死者上天堂,卻沒有人關心這些在掙扎中求生存的兒童。孩童們天真的眼神,以及看似開心但挾著淡淡憂愁的歌聲,不禁讓我們深思,這是神的祝福還是遺棄?
 
Children of God explores the life of the children who live beside the Baghmati River in Nepal - on the sacred grounds of a Hindu temple in Katmandu – an area forgotten and ignored by the world, but considered the holiest and most sacred to the Nepalese people. The children are undeterred by the daily cries and wailing from the daily funeral ceremonies; instead they rob the corpses for food and dive into the river to grab coins used as funeral offerings by the mourners. Some risk their lives by begging while others fall prey to drugs and disease. The film exposes the social conditions of the suppressed Nepalese people through the plight of their children, where reverence for the old and dead far outweighs the care for the young and living. Experiencing their innocence and their hardship through songs, stories and heartbreaking living conditions, exposes the contradiction of the material world that rests upon perhaps the most spiritual culture on earth. Children of God will remind you of scenes from “Slumdog Millionaire” and is reminiscent of Charcoal People released by Vanguard Cinema.


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電影研究中心 Centre for Cinema Studies


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