Our children are not immune to the world around them. They can be amazingly perceptive and active, despite appearances.
In the 2007 movie, The Little Traitor, based off the Amos Oz book, Panter In The Basement, Proffy (Ido Port) is a young boy living in Israel just a short time before the British secede power to the Israelis. Caught up in the fervor of the potential of independence from Britain, Proffy is caught after curfew making trouble. Instead of arresting the boy, Sergeant Dunlop (Alfred Molina) takes him home. What transpires is an unlikely friendship. But when Proffy is caught by his friends with Sergeant Dunlop, he is put on trial for fraternizing with the enemy.
I found this movie to be very appealing. Not just because of my faith or the history of my people, but because these characters are human. Both Proffy and Sergeant Dunlop find a common ground and are able to maintain a friendship, despite the barriers that keep them apart. It is a reminder that at the end of the day, we are all human and we have much more in common than we think we do.
I recommend it.