"It is troubling how many people expect applause, recognition, when they have not even begun to learn an art or craft. Instant success is the order of the day; 'I want it now!' I wonder whether this is not part of our corruption by machines. Machines do things very quickly and outside the natural rhythm of life, and we are indignant if a car doesn't start at the first try. So the few things that we still do, such as cooking (though there are TV dinners!), knitting, gardening, anything at all that cannot be hurried, have a very particular value." (May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude, W W Norton, 1973, 15.)

Film Lectio II - The Other Son

JThe Other Son
Sadly, Course Cancelled
The film centers on Joseph Silberg (Jules Sitruk), who is about to turn 18 years old and serve in the Israeli Defence Forces. During routine tests, his family discovers his blood type is different from theirs. Through further testing, including DNA testing, the family discovers that Joseph is not their son.

An investigation is conducted by the hospital Joseph was born in. Due to a bombing attack that occurred on the night he was born, Joseph and another baby were taken to shelters for safety and switched by mistake.

The hospital administrator contacts the family of the other baby, who happen to be Palestinian. Their baby, Yacine Al Bezaaz, was born on the same night.

The story develops reflecting the issues of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict in which both fathers are reluctant to accept the situation while the mothers are more open to the possibility of becoming close with their biological children. As the boys become friends, their families have to re-evaluate their beliefs and xenophobia prior to connecting with their true identity.

Presenter: Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh
Where: Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington St, Sydney
When: Three Thursday mornings, 10am – 12noon, 22 & 29 July, 5 August 2021
Cost: $40 per person

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