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Thursday, August 20, 2009

THE FOUR FEATHERS - ONE OF MY FAVORITE HEATH LEDGER MOVIES

Heath Ledger
Photo thankfully provided by Johanna
known at youtube as jopicca


I watched the movie - The Four Feathers - with my 22 year old son after sharing some conversation and dinner for his birthday. I love Heath in this movie. The whole cast is wonderful. A great story directed with great sensitivity. And here is a video done by one of my two favorite posters of Heath Ledger tributes on Youtube...

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The Four Feathers
Uploaded by jopicca
Johanna does such loving work for Heath in her tributes.
I bought the song used in this video at itunes after I heard it here on this video.
It is called Land of Anaka
by Geoffrey Oryema

Land of Anaka
Geoffrey Oryema
Album: Exile
Geoffrey Oryema - lead vocals

Sung in Acoli and Swahili languages

Acoli is primarily spoken by the Acholi people
of the districts of Gulu, Kitgum and Pader region in northern Uganda (Acholiland).

Swahili is a language of African (Bantu) origin.

A youtube Live video July 2, 2005

Lyrics

In this land of Anaka
They called us Payira
In this land of Anaka
They called us Payira

*Obiga lead me in this darkness
Show me the way
Obiga take me to a place
Where I can see light

(Obiga lead me in this darkness)
Show me the way
(Obiga lead me in this darkness)
Show me the way

In this land of Anaka
They called us Payira
In this land of Anaka
They called us Payira

Obiga lead me in this darkness
Show me the way
Obiga lead me in this darkness
Show me the way

(Obiga lead me in this darkness)
Show me the way
(Obiga take me home, take me home)
Obiga lead me in this darkness
Show me the way

In this land of Anaka
We had hope in Obiga
In this land of Anaka
We had hope in Obiga

We had hopes, we had dreams
Of a clear green land
In place of the family house
Dead sand, dead sand

(Obiga lead me in this darkness)
Show me the way
(Obiga take me home)
Show me the way

Obiga is no more
We are left in disarray
(Obiga take me home)
The clan of Anaka, pillar

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*obiga - 'meek and yielding' is one definition.
and also may be of a religious one, that by
speaking by the life, divine sufferings, teaching
and death of Jesus, Son of God, one will always have
infinite help and inspiration making retribution with glory.


Additional artists of this song: Brian Eno - Yamaha DX7 and CS80, piano, vocals
Richard Evans - tin whistle, Peter Gabriel - backing vocals.

Release date of the CD: June 29, 1992
Real World Studios, England

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At the age of 24, at the height of Idi Amin's power and following the death of his father, a prominent government minister, in a mysterious car accident, Geoffrey Oryema had to be smuggled across the border in the trunk of a car, thus beginning a life in exile. Today his songs keep alive the languages of his youth - Swahili and Acoli and return to the lost country - the clear green land of Uganda.


Click on the post title and it will take you to the cast list of
The Four Feathers.

73 photos of
The Four Feathers and promotion of it
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0240510/mediaindex

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2 Comments:

At August 20, 2009 at 6:25:00 AM EDT , Blogger johanna.gareis said...

Thank you, Sandra!
Johanna

 
At August 21, 2009 at 1:33:00 AM EDT , Blogger ilovemylife said...

Johanna,

You make such lovely tributes...so fitting our spiritual soul mate ~ Heath.

 

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