famine village

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Get to know me meme: Romantic movies

Chocolat (2000)

“Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility. If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you. In this village, if you saw something you weren’t supposed to see, you learned to look the other way. If perchance your hopes had been disappointed, you learned never to ask for more. So through good times and bad, famine and feast, the villagers held fast to their traditions. Until, one winter day, a sly wind blew in from the North…”

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Chiwetel Ejiofor to Star in Directorial Debut (Exclusive)
The Oscar-nominated actor has adapted 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,' with production now starting in Malawi.

The Oscar-nominated actor’s adaptation of ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ – backed by Participant Media, BBC Films and the BFI - has now started production in Malawi.

Chiwetel Ejiofor has begun production in Malawi on his as-yet-untitled directorial debut, in which he will also star.

The Oscar-nominated British star of stage and screen has adapted William Kamkwamba’s autobiography The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, telling the life-changing story of how the author helped save his village as a 13-year-old by constructing a wind turbine from bits of scrap metal, old bicycle parts and wood.

The news was announced Thursday by by Participant Media, BBC Films and the BFI.

Potboiler Productions’ Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) and Gail Egan (A Most Wanted Man) are producing the film. Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King will executive produce with BBC Films’ Joe Oppenheimer, the BFI’s Natascha Wharton and authors Kamkwamba and Mealer.

Chiwetel Ejiofor said: “William’s story represents what has to be the future in countries like Malawi: developing countries, overflowing with beauty, and with potential which simply needs access to opportunity in order to be fully unleashed. William’s determination and inventiveness created something that not only meant the end of the "hungry season” for his community, it also catapulted him into a future where all his potential could be realized.

“I want this to be a film that allows people to see that Malawi, and the world, will be all the better for everything William and those like him are able to contribute when they have the opportunities they urgently need to carve out their own extraordinary destinies.”

Participant Media, BBC Films and the BFI are lead financiers on the project, along with Head Gear, Econet and LipSync. Participant will be handling the sale of North American distribution rights, while Cornerstone Films will oversee international sales and distribution in all other territories. Econet will handle Sub-Saharan African distribution.

The film follows 13-year-old Kamkwamba (newcomer Maxwell Simba) who is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. Sneaking back into the school library, he finds a way, using the bones of the bicycle belonging to his father Trywell (Ejiofor), to build a windmill which then saves his village from famine. The emotional journey of a father and his exceptional son at its heart, William’s tale captures the incredible determination of a boy whose inquisitive mind overcame every obstacle in his path. Key themes from the film aim to raise awareness around environmental sustainability and the power of education.

In addition to Ejiofor and Simba, the cast features Lily Banda as William’s older sister Annie; Noma Dumezweni (Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Edith Sikelo, the librarian who helped bring William’s story to public attention; Aissa Maiga (Anything for Alice) as William’s mother Agnes; Joseph Marcell (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) as Chief Wimbe; and Lemogang Tsipa (Eye in the Sky) as teacher Mike Kachigunda.

Ejiofor is represented by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman. In the UK he is represented by Alex Irwin with Markham Frogatt & Irwin, and Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.

The production leads of the film include Oscar-nominated cinematographer Dick Pope (Mr. Turner), production designer Tulé Peak (City of God), costume designer Bia Salgado (City of God) and editor Valerio Bonelli (Philomena).

BBC Films, Participant Media and BFI present, and in association with Head Gear & Metrol Technology, EcoNet, LipSync and Cornerstone Films, a Potboiler Production.

I’ve been trying to make a custom Anti plague in Plague Inc. Evolved...

…and I could have sworn at some point that I would be able to make my own news headlines. So I made a fuckton. And now I can’t seem to be able to add them in. So. At the insistence of @darling-bucky I’m posting them here instead.


- Robins an “unusual but growing” cause of computer malfunctions

- German surgeon will not be fired after botching procedure on world leader

- “Bro Average” TV star finally reunited with family

- “Miracle” child of same-sex couple murdered, suspect still at large

- Youtube “not a real job”, says Youtuber

- Child sliced in half during bike ride with father, father “very pleased”

- Speed “not always key”, admits professional Segway stuntman after impalement

- Sean Sensual Steen’s newest record now best-selling album of all time

- Potato supply skyrockets around world

- Paranormal investigators confirm claims of screams and laughter coming from walls of Irish apartment

- Sepsism to surpass Pewdieism in popularity by 2025

- Florida woman arrested for having “inappropriate relations” with front lawn, drugs not involved

- World-famous survival hunter has “moved on to bigger and better things”

- Kindergartener raises nearly $100K for charity, falls five cents short of goal

- Flamingo shorts a “must-have” for this summer’s fashion

- Mall shopper drop-kicked out window during argument over TV

- Missing “pantsless” family now declared legally deceased

- Growing cult require members to sever legs of new recruits, claim “you don’t need them”

- 4′2″-tall California man continues to insist he is 5′10″

- Ingesting antiseptics a growing method of suicide amongst teens and young adults, says WHO

- Everyone has an evil alter ego, new branch of psychology suggests

- Owner of Jackatron Land refuses to change inappropriate coaster name despite complaints

- Famine strikes village famous for “seizure tree”, incompetence of mayor blamed

- “Billy” and “Betty” now Anglosphere’s most popular names

- AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

- Swedish man transforms into fidget spinner

- Woman breaks record for most consecutive days without Pringles

- Petition to rename Earth “Bossatronia” created

- Multiple human eyeballs mysteriously found in septic tank, owner “has no idea how they got there”

- Reproduction-themed joke podcast gains traction to surprise of creators

- Drummer of Raised to the Ground leaves to use restroom mid-concert

- “Demon thing eating me alive” says popular Internet personality

- Secret identity of red-spandex-clad superhero revealed - “It’s exactly who everyone thought it was”

From 1845 to 1849, nearly fifty thousand Irish refugees thronged into Liverpool, causing near-civic collapse. The potato famine forced entire villages from their homes and deposited wave after wave of its victims onto the Merseyside docks, dumping them there like some whaler’s squalid catch waiting to be claimed. Among them were the families of John O'Leannain (their name was changed to skirt the sectarian divide) and James McCartney II.
—  The Beatles: The Biography, by Bob Spitz.

A colleague of mine, Pavel, grew up during a time of catastrophic famine in the Soviet Union. He was only a small child – eight years old – and his family suffered terribly during the famine. He grew up in Ukraine, born to a family of seven. By the time the famine was over, they were a family of two. Pavel and his mother were the only survivors.

Understandably, Pavel did not talk much about this time of his life. He opened up to me one cold evening after a couple more drinks than usual, and said the only reason he did so was because he knew I would be the only person to believe him. When I asked why, he dodged the question for a few moments before finally confessing that the only reason he and his mother survived was because something very strange happened – something that he still couldn’t explain decades later. Pavel has since passed away, and I feel comfortable sharing this story now: I’m sure Pavel would be thrilled that it’s now so easy to access so many people who believe in such things.

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The After Famine (Unused)
Drawn to Life Soundtrack
The After Famine (Unused)

The After Famine“ from the Drawn to Life Soundtrack. This is another unused track that didn’t make it into the final game. Though its exact purpose may be unknown, it is reasonable to assume that this song would have played after a village famine. 

In the final release of the game, no famine takes place in the storyline; however, judging by this song and other villager quotes, it becomes evident that one was originally intended to take place, presumably until the restoration of the Banya Crop page. 

Isaac mentions a food shortage twice in the beginning of the game: just after Farmer Brown is rescued and immediately after the Banya Farm is cleared of Darkness. Additionally, the purchasable in-game music track “Farmin’” is instead named “House of the Banya Famine” within the game files.

These quotes and tracks seem to indicate that a major famine is taking place, or is soon to take place. Luckily for the village, this arc was scrapped during development and no other villagers complain over a lack of food. 

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2015 movie challenge
16. A movie set in a different country → Chocolat (2000) || France

“Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility. If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you. In this village, if you saw something you weren’t supposed to see, you learned to look the other way. If perchance your hopes had been disappointed, you learned never to ask for more. So through good times and bad, famine and feast, the villagers held fast to their traditions. Until, one winter day, a sly wind blew in from the North …”

anonymous asked:

Dude Olympians AU with Hades/Persephone Branch/Poppy and Zeus/Hera Guy/Satin and Satin and Poppy have lunch one day in the underworld and she's just like "yeah Guy had an affair with this muse so I smote her and plagued her village with famine and disease tch marriage stuff amiright?" And Poppy's just like. UM

idek if this is like a percy Jackson thing or just a regular gods au thing cuz i know nothing about any of them but tbh im not surprised if you give Satin almighty powers, shes immediately smiting and setting plagues upon lands.

Our Battles (choose us)

Chapter 1

Fandom: The 100
Ship: Clarke/Lexa
Rating: M to be safe?
Length: 2583 words
Summary: She just wants to keep her human safe. AU
A/N: Here’s the first installation of that werewolf AU I was talking about. It’ll eventually end up on AO3 when I actually get around to making an account. If you like it you can always message me and I’ll reply on private :) 

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