Watch it. Seriously. Please.
There’s a rawness to it, because it’s all user-generated content. That rawness is urgent in its sincerity and gorgeous in its simplicity and it touches a part of you that can’t be reached by big budget cinematography and finely trained actors. That’s what makes it incredible.
In these times of strife and uncertainty, when xenophobia continues to rear its ugly head in American politics, it’s important for us to watch a film like this, to experience life through another person’s eyes, and to feel that connection with the rest of the world. This isn’t a cultural show. This is life. Just plain, ordinary, everyday life. Wake up. Pee. Eat breakfast. Go about your business. Cope with trouble and fear and all of the unhappiness in the world. Experience joy in small things. Rest. These are things everyone does, no matter what location the ground is that they stand on. This is what is capable of uniting us, once we recognize the humanity in each other.
I’ll get off the soapbox now and leave you with the film, then, shall I?