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Une visite à deux croix huguenotes de la Caroline du Sud

Lorsque je suis allé à l'église huguenote à Charleston, Caroline du Sud, avec ma femme et notre fils, nous avons décidé de visiter deux croix huguenotes après le culte. Il y'en a six dans l'état, dont quatre aux environs de Charleston et les autres deux croix vers le sud-ouest de la Caroline du Sud.

La seule église huguenote qui reste est celle de Charleston, mais ces six croix  marquent les anciens sites des autres églises françaises de l'état. Des quatre près de Charleston, deux restent sur des terrains privés que nous n'avons pas pu visiter cette fois. Mais les deux autres sont publiques, sur la Rue French Quarter et l'autre vers la petite ville de Monck's Corner.


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In the movie, neither the illegal (representative of all illegals, but particularly those with upright motives) nor the police (representative of the legal system, including courts, prisons, and immigration) is entirely at fault. Both are stuck in an imperfect, human system.

The viewer is led to sympathize with the illegal man, an honest landscaper who wants nothing but to work hard so that his one son can have a better life. He's away from home; his wife left him when his son was little; he has next to nothing; when he does acquire something (a lawn business and pickup with equipment) it gets stolen from him. And yet, the movie does not excuse what he does wrong nor does it try to show him as a man victimized and ruined by the consequences of his actions.

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今週初めて黒澤明の『隠し砦の三悪人』という映画を見ました。この三悪人とは、だれですか? 三船敏郎が演じる真壁六郎太(まかべろくたろう)と二人の百姓です。この3人の登場人物の関係はとても面白くて、全ての人間の弱さも愛される性質も示します。