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So many of us have been excited about the recent Disney movie "Maleficent" I thought it would make for a lively discussion on various issues the movie brings up.

"Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

An interesting commentary on Maleficent is here:
[Spoiler alert]
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hayley-krischer/the-maleficent-rape-scene_b_5445974.html

You might also want to watch and compare the original Disney animated movie, "Sleeping Beauty" - you can find it online here:
http://www.primewire.ag/watch-4105-Sleeping-Beauty The Brothers Grimm version, "Briar Rose" is here:
http://www.authorama.com/grimms-fairy-tales-7.html

And the better known "Sleeping Beauty" by Charles Perrault is here:
http://acacia.pair.com/Acacia.Vignettes/Happily.Ever.After/Sleeping.Beauty.html

You are welcome to bring healthy snacks to share.