Can a story make a difference to our outlook, or even to our lives?
Certainly for me, sometimes even a mere television show can make a difference, as in moment 2:20 of this 7th episode of the first season of Spanish Public Television’s “El Ministerio del Tiempo.”
In the very first scene of this episode, a major character is shown, years before the present date, about to take an action that would prevent her from ever contributing again. She is standing on a ledge, about to leap to her death. But the person who will become her mentor, leading her into an alternative that few people know even exists, recruits her to the new job by telling her that if she jumps, those who wanted her to fail will be over joyed. Then he says:
“No los des ese gusto.”
“Don’t give them that pleasure.”
And so begins the meteoric rise to heights at that point never attained by a woman, let alone a lesbian. If such a story can move even one person to keep going, is it not valuable for the mental health of us all?
1.) What, if you wish to share, was a TV show or film that made a difference in your life?
2.) How would seeing a character on a TV show decide not to commit suicide influence someone else’s decision?
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Stayed on Freedom’s Call
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.
Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.
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