Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tip#746: Moving Forward with Help of Community - We Are Marshall

After a recent presentation I gave at an event hosted by the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies I was approached by a woman from the audience thanking me for sharing details of my year long depression back in 2000. She told me that she was just coming out of a similar situation and she expressed deep comfort knowing she was not alone in her struggles.

I made another deep connection with another audience attendee who shared that he too went through a painful bankruptcy after learning of my financial challenges. We were able to laugh about our experiences now and we felt a sense of supportive community with one another. The event was called “Moving Forward” and it mirrored what these two audience members were doing after the adversities they went through. See: event photos

I believe that moving forward from any crisis is much easier with the help of loving, understanding people. This event featured other presenters that included event coordinator Dr. Samita Nandy, Director at the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies. She did a unique presentation that included a dance performance telling the story of the joys and pains of her life. She demonstrated her method for moving forward from personal crisis and, at the same time, inspired the audience that became a beautiful, supportive community for the evening.

We Are Marshall (2006)

The drama film, We Are Marshall, is based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 University football players and dozens of others including coaches, trainers, boosters and the plane crew. The story shows how an entire town deals with this horrific loss and how key people helped rebuild the football program to help heal the community. These brave, resilient people included head coach Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey), assistant coach William “Red” Dawson (Matthew Fox), university president Donald Dedmon (David Strathairn) and football player Nate Ruffin (Anthony Mackie).

This film is filled with deeply felt performances and many inspiring moments. One of the most powerful scenes I’ve ever seen that demonstrated the strength of community comes when the school committee is about to cancel the football program and look out a window to see 100’s of students chanting the school cheer “We are Marshall”. See this scene:

This movie will help you see that supportive and loving people can help you move forward from traumatic experiences. They will help you feel like you are not alone in your pain. Most of all they can fill you with hope so you can persevere out of your darkness and back into the light.

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A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Epiphanies & AHA moments 

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