A few weeks ago I was walking in the city of Amsterdam while fantasising my acceptance speech for yet another noble prize when my daydream was abruptly disturbed by a guy with a camera. Asking me question like, if I knew Humans of Amsterdam and if watch movies/series. My pupils turned into star sings, because I know Humans of Amsterdam, I remember people buying books, posters and other merchandise, so I was intrigued. He introduced himself as Feargal and he was (and still is) working on a similar project but with the focus on film and series Human of Film Amsterdam. He asked me if I had seen a movie or a tv-series recently that has touched me. Which is a very hard question to answer, depending on what kind of touchy feelings you want to know about… Of course he meant heart, soul, and spirit, but now that I think about it, I regret not knowing any famous porn movie. It would have been funny to read in a photo book or newspaper:
Feargal: “Is there a movie or tv series that you watched recently and that touched you?”
Me: “Deep Throat, is about how deep other people stuff can get stuck in your throat.”
Feargal: “How did it touch you? How did it influenced your life? What did you learned from it?”
Me: “That some girls have a deep throat and have, therefore more space to take other people shit.”
Feargal: “Wow that was deep.”
Me: “I know, haha.”*
*(If you are reading this and thinking, WTF did I just read? Please note that I’m identify myself as a happy crazy person and not ashamed to express it)
But I didn’t had a dirty mind that moment, luckily. Instead I thought about one TV Show that managed to occupied my thoughts for weeks after watching it, Black Mirror. A Tv series that everyone in the western world should watch (according to me), to start the conversation about the problems (some) people label as first world problems. Which is another word for your problems aren’t so important, but some of the first world problems are serious problems that could cause a lot of emotional scars if not address. And I believe that lot of third world countries will also face the same problems as they move closer to becoming second/first world countries. We better start the conversation now that the wound is still open than later, before the new world crisis becomes a global emotional breakdown.
So what is Black Mirror? A TV show placed in the near future. Every episode has a different character facing a different problem. The problems are about the impact of technology on daily life of the main characters. You can read about what I had to say and how this series touched me on Human of Film Amsterdam. And read about other people answers on the question which movie or series had an impact on you and your life.
Next to disturbing people daydreams, asking thoughtful questions, writing summaries and directing movies, Feargal makes pictures too like these pictures. Follow him on his insta @HumanofFilmAmsterdam
Before I go, have you ever heard of Rick & Morty? If you haven’t, YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT!! ITS AMAZING!! After watching it check WiseCrack to find out the secret meaning behind every episode.
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