Monday, March 07, 2011
Movie Night: My Name is Khan
Posted by Liza Cordero
It is the story of a simple man, one afflicted by autism - who overcame the obstacles in life and gained happiness. And he did it all without surrendering his principles, his morals and everything his mother taught him. Wow!
Here is a truly good man, Khan, who did not let his illness keep him from living a life of happiness. Persecuted for being a muslim after 9/11 - he suffered the loss of his son and was driven away by his wife to go and tell the president of the United States that he was not a terrorist.
His quest had made him a hero - an inspiration to all Americans. Through the kindness and great love in his heart, he started a revolution of volunteers to help victims of a natural disaster in a small town in Georgia. Though the government tortured him because of a misunderstanding, he held no bitterness towards them and still managed to keep his word - to meet the president and to tell him that he was not a terrorist and neither was his persecuted and now-dead son.
It's definitely a must-see! Two thumbs up! Way up! Happy watching, my friends.