Watani: my homeland

Watani: My Homeland. Picture courtesy ITN Productions

Watani: My Homeland. Picture courtesy ITN Productions

The last years have been a terrible injustice. If senseless wars have knocked the doors of so many making them to flee and to leave their wrecked houses. Now, we find ourselves in an anguish situation where so many of those people are not going to be accepted in other countries for the colour of their skin, religion or from the country in which it has been expedited their passports. An unfair reality for so many, even more, when countries which have their foundation on the immigration have turned themselves against the origins of the same statues which formed them. Since when have the settlers turned autarchic when the nation they created and which was based on the pillars of freedom has turned on a country ruled by fear? And from what are afraid those people whom now propose to ban others for their colour of their skin? If one wants to respect the hegemony of a nation which wanted to respect each other. A nation which promotes to live in freedom. Who created the “American dream” and who wanted to give example to so many other nations of the world about how to do the things. A country of immigrants. The last thing which is unexpected is they cut themselves their own freedom wings leaving the fear they have to some radicals, whom express and excuse themselves killing hiding under the shield of a religion, will rule them as a nation. And not allowing to keep the bases that they made the country which is the United States of America. Or of what it was… Because clearly, now the union of the people and opinion it is not what defines that country, if not the fear and the prohibitions.

Some months ago, it was shared by United Nations (UN), a short documentary film called Watani: My homeland. The story tells the real tragedy of the people living in Aleppo, who were not sure why those other Muslims attacked them neither. They all shared the same religion, nationality, including looks if you force the situation. Still, some of them became polarised, radicalised and murderers. They attacked any single one. They did not have in consideration if those were kids, adults, supporters or not because in the end blood shells only drive to more fear. Insecurities to restriction and to will for to get power and dominance, which leads to fear. Then, fear leads to the cut of freedom and restrictions putting so vanal excuses like terrorism. To have fear or to succumb to those same restrictions that those radical people makes in those countries it is to become like them. It does not matter in which nation or political side anyone wants to excuse himself.

From here, it is encouraged a new way to deal with people: about to talk more before to hit. About to respect the origins that the nations were funded but, above all, to respect citizens. Bellow, you can see some scenes of the short film Watani: My homeland which has been nominated for the Academy Awards 2007. Also, the speech Hala Kamil made in front of the UN for to remember politicians and people in power what the pasivity and the lack of action in certain conflics generates. Then, the consequences the fear generates: phobia to inmigrants. When the truth is: none of them would have been making this massive exodus from their homes if anyone had not started a war and they have given them the enough reasons for to make it.

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