COURAGE BEGETS ACTION!
Tatiana Brandt, a participant of ALLATRA International Public Movement from Geneva (Switzerland) shares her understanding and feelings after watching the film “The Story of My Slavery” within the framework of the project “NO TO VIOLENCE IN THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY”.
Tatiana came to understand that it’s important to tell the truth, not to be indifferent! What do we bring to society by our behavior? This is an important question that is very acute today. Tatyana shares her insight that the time has come to act with love and understanding. Not to be silent, not to close one's eyes to the situation, it's time to be honest with oneself! Courage begets action! Let's act!
This and much more in Tatiana's video review.
International social project of a new format “NO TO VIOLENCE IN THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY”:
Film "THE STORY OF MY SLAVERY":
Hello, my name’s Tatiana, I live in Switzerland.
I want to share with you my understanding and feelings that I had after watching the video released on ALLATRA TV. It is the story of Liza Shilkova - “The Story of My Slavery”.
"Why is this story considered to be exceptional?"- people might ask. This is an important question. Of course, this story is not an exception. There are many such stories among our friends, even we have such stories. And for me, this understanding has become so deep: we’re used to bringing unacceptable things into society so often. And we are so accustomed to saying nothing and “seeing nothing” and then situations of this kind become acceptable. And we accept, accept it from our neighbours, from our friends, from our family, and our society says nothing. Is this really ok?!
This kind of situation is not ok at all. And this very deep understanding came when Lisa told her story. But she told it not from the point of view of a victim or the position of accusations, she told this story with great love and great gratitude. She was one on one with the situation itself and the people around it.
And the second understanding came: that in the end, this story is exceptional. Why? Because the solution is given: how we need to act in such situations. That is the key word - “Act”. One shouldn’t be indifferent. Shouldn’t be indifferent to the bad. Because, in fact, how can we solve this kind of situation in another way? After all, there’re such situations everywhere, all the time. And we pass by and say, “This does not concern me”, “It's not my problem.” But if we are honest with ourselves, how many times have we been in position when we could act? Who prevented us from acting? Fear did. An absolutely artificial fear. A fear of what? Of being condemned? A fear of what? Of being misunderstood? Is there a way to step over this fear? Yes! Just act.