Something The Lord Made

If you’re looking for a great inspirational movie that has love and oppression then look no further. The movie ‘Something The Lord Made’ was released on HBO and is definitely a must watch. The movie takes place in the United States during the 1930’s, a time where racism and discrimination against people of African decent was rampant and diminished opportunity.

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The film follows Vivien Thomas, played by rapper Mos Def, a struggling janitor in a hospital who has observed the doctor Alfred Blalock and his anguish in trying to solve a phenomena at the time known as Blue Baby Syndrome, an heart defect in which de-oxygenated blood flows freely throughout the body without receiving proper oxygenation from the lungs. Vivien proves his knowledge in the lab even though he is a Black janitor (yes it’s important to note his race because during this time segregation was a very real and cruel law) and quickly becomes a valuable asset in the eyes of doctor Blalcok.

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However as they continue to work on the Blue Baby Syndrome the consequences of interracial cooperation between a White doctor and a genius Black janitor make it difficult to continue their research.. The lack of credentials to work on such a illness and the fact that he is Black, gives Vivian a harder time when he confronts Blalcok of being paid as a janitor while doing essential work for his research.

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Throughout this film friendships and faith are tested as the struggle for recognition and equality heavily weighs in on the life of Vivien Thomas. This is a great movie to watch at home. This is a true story about a brave Black man who did what ever he could to help save lives at the cost of his own.

If I had to rate it this movie gets 8.5/10 Tacos!

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