Monday, October 4, 2010
I just got finished watching one of the saddest movies I have seen since Precious. It was sad and sickening all at the same time. I wanted to hold my Daylan just a little tighter and pray that nothing ever happens to him.
The Gardens of the Night
An 8-year-old girl is taken from her home and convinced that her family does not want her anymore. After enduring years of horror, she and her fellow victim are dumped by their captures. Now, 17 years old and no one to turn to, except each other they do their best to survive life on the streets, until one day she finally accepts the help of a shelter counselor to find her way home. However, what she truly finds is the love of her life and that you can never go back. "Gardens of the Night", is a haunting, gritty and topical story which delves deep into the world of child abduction and where it often leads...for the "lucky ones." The writer/director, Damian Harris bases his story on the kids, counselors, cops and pimps he met during two years of research.
The story is tragic but its one that every parent should see. I actually think it is one that older teens should see as well because the truth is these things happen and we can't deny them or just ignore them. If you don't listen to any other thing that I say you have to see The Gardens of the Night.