‘We the People’ and ‘Three Beautiful Human Minutes’ – the power of the moving word, the power of the moving picture

‘We the People’ and ‘Three Beautiful Human Minutes’ – the power of the moving word, the power of the moving picture

Isn’t it fascinating how people can be moved by, and act on, a belief they have imbibed since birth.  As a writer, this intrigues me.  In the United States, the Constitution comes to mind.  The separation of powers: legislative, executive and judicial.  It begins, ‘We the People…’ and so it should.  It was written to prevent the taking over of the country by someone who felt they had a royal prerogative to rule in their own interests and those of their ‘friends’ to the detriment of everyone else. 

I also find the power of the moving picture to move people interesting.  I was prompted to write this due to an intensely effecting video I saw recently.  It’s three minutes long and called, you guessed it, ‘Three Beautiful Human Minutes’.  Directed by Asger Leth you can see it here.   A simple concept that takes a disparate group of people and… well, have a look at it to see what I mean.  You’ll get the picture, (pun intended).  Hopefully, you’ll also get the idea.   We’re united by a common humanity no matter our background, belief systems, or race.  Or whatever…

We need to keep that in mind at the moment, don’t we?  

J J Mitchell

‘Never leave anyone behind…’