Run, don’t walk to see the movie, The Help; even if you have not read the book!!
This movie is based on the #1 New York Times best selling book by the same title. The Help is truly an inspiring look at what happens when a southern town’s unspoken code of rules is shattered by three woman who strike up an unlikely friendship. It is also an incredible look at what life was like, and the civil rights movement in the 1960’s.
What does this have to do with social media? Think about how far we have come as a society. Before it took a grass roots effort and possible years of hard work and in some cases sacrificing of lives to bring about change, not only in the United States, but in many parts of our world. Now, those efforts can be amazingly organized and impacted through the use of social media.
My friend Ted Nguyen had a terrific post in February about how the Social media revolution ignites Middle East and North Africa. This post explored the uprising of the citizens against the governments of Egypt and Tunisia that toppled both of their presidents.
Can you imagine how quickly social media could have affected change during the civil rights movement? Times have changed and the governments of the world can no longer suppress their citizens in silence.
Go see The Help. It is one of the best movies I have seen in years.