15 Inspiring Movies for Difficult Times - Motivatorman





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Published on Apr 4, 2012

Presentation by Emmanuel Lopez aka Motivatorman, Author, Speaker and Movie Blogger at PechaKucha Night, March 27, 2012, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto. Format is showing 20 images at 20 seconds each. See: http://www.motivatorman.com/


RUDY -- Emmanuel Lopez (Author, Speaker, Movie Blogger) this movie helped him maintain his passion and perseverance through bankruptcy, losing home and business.

ROCKY 3 -- Paul Kyriazi (Author, Film Director) -- This movie and theme song "Eye of the Tiger" and its lyrics helped him survive financial crisis.

CITIZEN KANE -- Manny the Movie Guy (Film Critic) -- He sees alot of films! This classic helps him re-ignite his cinematic soul after seeing too many horrible movies.

FIELD OF DREAMS -- Shawne Duperon (Media Expert) -- Whenever she feels scared in life she'll watch this movie and listen to soundtrack to give her courage.

A BEAUTIFUL MIND -- Barry Shainbaum (Author, Speaker & Photographer) -- He has overcome bipolar mental disorder and seeing this film is like seeing an old friend in John Nash.

OCTOBER SKY -- Homer Hickam (NASA Scientist) -- The real person featured in this film (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) recommends this movie for showing great leadership.

AMAZING GRACE -- Richard Crouse (Film Critic) -- He says he's not an obvious guy so this choice for showing great leadership in movies is not obvious like a war or high school teacher film.

THE MATRIX -- Tony Hsieh (Best Selling Author, CEO of Zappos) -- This is his choice for great leadership in movies where Morpheus allows Neo to learn for himself.

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION -- Rupinder Nagra (Actor in Amal movie) -- His choice for great leadership in movies because of its theme of hope.

OVERBOARD -- Reese Witherspoon (Actress) -- At 84th Academy Awards she shared this movie as her favourite to inspire her.

BLOODSPORT -- Patrick Bizindavyi (Business Coach) -- This movie helped him maintain his positivity during time of massacres in Africa like in the film Hotel Rwanda. He had lost family, friends and schoolmates.

WE ARE FAMILY -- Lynn Manwar (Wellness Detective) -- This Bollywood movie helped her trust in universe as she deals with cancer and chemotherapy for second time.

EAT PRAY LOVE -- Kathryn Rae Furrow (Actor, Producer) -- She was going through an abusive relationship when a friend got her to watch his film. This movie helped her cry and cry and release the pain she had inside.

THE COLOR PURPLE -- Ann McDonald (Writer) -- She has seen this movie over 100 times and it inspires her through adversities like health conditions.

HAPPY FEET -- Robin Noble (Travel & Wellness Consultant) -- She overcame a devastating car accident, shattering her bones and needed to learn how to walk and talk again. This movie inspired her to find her rhythm again like the movie hero Mumbles.


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