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"Origin" (2023) starring Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor and Jon Bernthal is more than a film, it is an experience...

"Origin" (2023) starring Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor and Jon Bernthal is more than a film, it is an experience...

The film takes focus on writer Ms. Isabel Wilkerson as she delves into the planning and research of her very important book, "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents".

What sets this project apart from other works of it's kind is the lead actress, Ms. @Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor. She is a gifted thespian, maneuvering the complexity of this role with grace, intellect and empathy. Her depiction of Wilkerson as she attempts to rebuild her existence after dealing with two crippling losses is an impressive feet that leaps off the screen, capable of captivating ones soul.

What director Ava DuVernay delivers here is nothing short of pure excellence. The film goes seamlessly from a cinematic experience to full documentary mode as it explores the painful origins of the caste system and it's profound impact on countless individuals, groups and generations globally. The film illustrates the comparisons between racism and the caste system.

This is an experience for literally every age and demographic as we have all been impacted by these practices.

One thing I'd like to suggest, if you have the time, try and view "American Fiction" (2023), "Black Cake" (2023), "Killers of the Flower Moon" (2023) and "Origin"(2023). This string of projects will provide a complete level of enlightenment as they all relate to several unfortunate aspects of the human condition on a global scale.

Each of these projects make for an excellent discussion piece amongst peers and loved ones. To cross-examine all of the projects, comparing and contrasting themes and perspectives would take a series of discussions, maybe even amongst different groups...The film "Origin" would be the crown jewel for all of these discussions.

There is much to unpack in this film so please check your local listings, grab a group of family and friends and go check it out...

I urge you to support this film. Projects like this need to live... Ava DuVernayAunjanue Ellis,


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