The film Gladiator with Russell Crowe is about a fictional successful commander of a Roman legion who was about to be given high honour of being able to lead Rome but due to the jealousy of the emperors son ended up loosing everything he had worked so hard to achieve and be turned into a slave, had his family destroyed and his honour, humiliated.

Now We Are Free, The Music From The Inspirational Movie

The film has been hugely influential in inspiring me to push myself through my own difficult circumstances. For me personally, I graduated as an architect at the foot of the recession. After this I retrained as a teacher where I was then made to feel small by work place bullies. At the time, I had nothing at all, materially or physically. It felt like I had very little chance of a good future in my home town.

With gladiator, I felt a connection with the story. My career was headed to a place of happiness, creativity and free expression. But due to the recession of 2008 had not occurred. Instead, to begin work, I had to leave my hometown.  Leaving behind my family, my educational direction to pursue a career in something I had the ability to do and regain some of my financial stability.

When migrating, I was on 40mg of Citalopram and suffering with severe depression and social anxiety yet I confronted these feelings and moved anywhere in the world in order to pursue a happier and fulfilling life and to begin a career five years over due.

This song is written by Hans Zimmer and was written for the movie Gladiator. The film is about becoming free of both physical and mental difficulties after an unexpected disappointment.  Hans Zimmer has since become a hugely inspirational musician associated with my recovery.

The words are beautiful and again, as already mentioned, are very relatable relate greatly to the power of being able to overcome life challenges.

Please watch the video with the english lyrics below : –


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