Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

A note from Mommy:

I rarely make recommendations on books or movies or television shows but I had to share with you the documentary that I watched today - Dear Zachary: A Letter To a Son About His Father. A young doctor named Andrew is shot and killed by his ex-girlfriend in the United States. With the police closing in she heads back to her home of Newfoundland awaiting extradition proceedings. Within a few weeks she announces she is pregnant with his child. Andrew's parents pack up and leave California and move to Newfoundland so they can be there to get custody of their grandchild assuming the woman will soon be in prison for the murder of their son. Andrew's best friend is a filmmaker. He decides that he is going to create a film about his friend so that the child (Zachary) will know the father he never met by interviewing friends and family around the world. This is the introduction to one of the most incredible movies I have ever seen. I'm not going to lie this film is not about happy endings. You will be angry. You will be sad. It is probably a movie you come out of thinking you are a little changed as a person by seeing it. But despite the tears I have shed, I can only hope to be as selfless a parent as Andrew's parents have become. In the end this is a love story.

Please check it out:


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