1) How does this movie demonstrate a country recovering from terrorism and racism?
In the movie “Invictus” the leader of South Africa Nelson Mandela represents a God instrument to achieve the peace in South Africa. The terrorism already had caused big damages in the country. Fear was part of the diary life of this people and with the rugby sport meetings in the stadium people found a way to be free of those fears and to forgive them.
2) What is significant about the use of sports in this recovery?
Nelson Mandela through the rugby sport found a way to unite the South Africa nation; consequently, he finished with the racism.
The end of the racism means forgiveness in a society in which people hate others because their skin colors. Forgiveness is one of the most difficult values to achieve by the humanity, because ego is ever overworking against the reconciliation and the forgiveness. But Mandela had pure desires to change those believes and people became aware of how powerful forgiveness is.
3) Give your personal reflection on the movie. Did you like it? Why or why not? What is the main idea or message?
I loved the film. It was a very inspiring movie for me because sometimes I have missed the hope of a real change in our society. I know that we are all pure instruments of God, but we are not perfect as we would like to be. When we are aware of what the good behave is; when we do introspection so that we can understand who we are and what our work in this life is. And I think that we only work here is to learn to love and to forgive everybody. The main message of the movie was to teach us that the hope is an important instrument to us.
We have to keep working in order to be better humans day after day. We have to awake spirituality which is just possible through love, peace and forgiveness. We have to dream and to work in order to achieve our pure dreams. If we change as a person we could change the society, no matter who we are but how much me desire the benefit of others and no just our own benefit. Values are the base of the developing of a society, and if we believe in God there is nothing but their hands working through us as it happens with Mandela.