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H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with $21 billion of equity capital under management. * The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. We align ourselves with committed management teams and entrepreneurs and help build businesses of significant value. Our team of over 300 investment professionals has substantial operating, consulting, technology and financial management experience, enabling us to contribute meaningfully to our portfolio companies. We invest in companies throughout the U.S. and Europe and have offices in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta in the U.S. and affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan and Paris in Europe as well as Bogotá, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro in South America.

H.I.G. Private Equity

H.I.G. Private Equity funds focus on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt and other investments in small and mid-sized companies that can benefit from H.I.G.’s in-house operating professionals and expertise. H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide since its founding in 1993, with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. H.I.G. has offices in the U.S. (Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta), affiliate offices in Europe (London, Hamburg, Luxembourg. Madrid, Milan and Paris) and affiliate offices in South America (Bogotá, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro). For more information, visit www.higprivateequity.com .

WhiteHorse Capital

WhiteHorse Capital is the credit affiliate of H.I.G. Capital. WhiteHorse provides debt financing to middle market companies in the U.S. and Europe. WhiteHorse has a broad investment mandate and provides senior and subordinated debt for refinancings, growth capital, acquisitions, buyouts, and balance sheet recapitalizations. For more information, visit www.whitehorsecapital.com .

Bayside Capital

Bayside Capital is a credit oriented investment firm. Focused on middle market companies, we invest across several segments of the primary and secondary debt capital markets with an emphasis on long term returns. With eight offices throughout the U.S. and Europe and over 300 investment professionals to draw upon, Bayside Capital has the experience, resources, and flexibility required to provide capital solutions quickly, and the strategic and operational expertise to help support its investments. Bayside Capital invests through two separate groups:

Bayside Capital provides rapid access to debt and equity capital, in partnership with existing stakeholders, generally in time-sensitive or challenging situations requiring a creative solution.

Bayside Fixed Income trades in public and private debt instruments in the secondary market.
For more information, visit www.bayside.com .

H.I.G. Growth Partners

H.I.G. Growth Partners is the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with $21 billion of equity capital under management. * We seek to make both majority and minority investments in strong, growth oriented businesses located throughout North America, South America and Europe. We will invest $5 million to $30 million in equity in a given company and target investments in profitable growth oriented businesses with between $10 million and $100 million in revenues. We consider investments across all industries, but focus on certain high-growth sectors where H.I.G. has extensive in-house expertise such as technology, internet and media, healthcare, consumer products and technology-enabled financial and business services.

As the growth equity investment group within the H.I.G. platform, we are uniquely positioned to add significant value to our businesses by leveraging over 300 of H.I.G.’s investment professionals and more than 250 investments across a wide range of industries and transactional dynamics. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, debt/credit, real estate and public equities. H.I.G. has U.S. offices in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta, European offices in London, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan and Paris as well as Bogotá, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro in South America. For more information, visit www.higgrowth.com .

H.I.G. BioHealth Partners

H.I.G. BioHealth Partners invests in a broad range of healthcare companies across sectors and stages. We invest in biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies developing novel products for significant unmet medical needs. For more information, visit www.higbio.com .

Brightpoint Capital

Brightpoint Capital, H.I.G. Capital’s public securities investment affiliate, invests primarily in small and mid-capitalization publicly traded companies and, to a lesser extent, in less liquid, non-control investments. For more information, visit www.brightpointcap.com .

H.I.G. Realty Partners

H.I.G. Realty Partners, H.I.G.’s real estate investment affiliate, makes opportunistic investments in small and mid-size real estate properties in the United States. H.I.G. Realty Partners continues its successful turnaround investment strategy: a disciplined, value-oriented approach to investing. Its principals have completed real estate investments on behalf of investors of more than $1.5 billion in value. For more information, visit www.higrealty.com .


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The Kite Runner Movie Review – Film Summary (2007) #kite #runner #spark #notes


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The Kite Runner

Rated PG-13 for strong thematic material including the rape of a child, violence and brief strong language

How long has it been since you saw a movie that succeeds as pure story? That doesn’t depend on stars, effects or genres, but simply fascinates you with how it will turn out? Marc Forster ‘s “The Kite Runner,” based on a much-loved novel, is a movie like that. It superimposes human faces and a historical context on the tragic images of war from Afghanistan.

The story begins with boys flying kites. It is the city of Kabul in 1978, before the Russians, the Taliban, the Americans and the anarchy. Amir (Zekiria Ebrahimi) joins with countless other boys in filling the sky with kites; sometimes they dance on the rooftops while dueling, trying to cut other kite strings with their own. Amir’s friend is Hassan (Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada ), the son of the family’s longtime servant Ali, who has been with them for years and has become like family himself. Hassan is the best kite runner in the neighborhood, correctly predicting when a kite will return to earth and waiting there to retrieve it.

The boys live in a healthy, vibrant city, not yet touched by war. Amir’s father, Baba (Homayoun Ershadi ), is an intellectual and secularist who has no use for the mullahs. Baba, whose kindly eyes are benevolent, loves both boys.

There is a neighborhood bully named Assef, jealous of Amir’s kite, his skills and his kite runner. On a day that will shape the course of many lives, he and his gang track down Hassan, attack him and rape him. Amir arrives to see the assault taking place, and to his shame, sneaks away.

Then a curious chemistry takes place. Amir feels so guilty about Hassan that his feelings transform into anger, and he tries insulting his friend, even throwing ripe fruit at him, but Hassan is impassive. Then Amir tries to plant evidence to make Hassan seem like a thief, but even after Hassan (untruthfully and masochistically) confesses, Baba forgives him. It is Hassan’s father, Ali, who insists he and his son must leave the home, over Baba’s protests.

The film has opened with the modern-day Amir, now living in San Francisco, receiving a telephone call from Rahim Khan: “You should come home. There is a way to be good again.” Then commences a remarkable series of old memories and new realities, of the present trying to heal the wounds of the past, of an adult trying to repair the damage he set in motion as a boy. For if he had not lied about Hassan, they would all be together in San Francisco and the telephone call would not have been necessary.

Working from Khaled Hosseini’s best seller, Forster and his screenwriter David Benioff have made a film that sidesteps the emotional disconnects we often feel when a story moves between past and present. This is all the same story, interlaced with the fabric of these lives. There is also a touching sequence as Amir and his father, now older and ill, meet a once-powerful Afghan general and his daughter Soraya (Atossa Leoni). For Amir and Soraya, it is instant love, but protocol must be observed, and one of the movie’s warmest scenes involves the two old men discussing the future of their children. I want to mention once again the eyes, indeed the whole face, of the actor Homayoun Ershadi, as Amir’s father; here is a face so deeply good, it is difficult to imagine it reflecting unworthy feelings.

What happens back in Afghanistan (and Pakistan) in the year 2000 need not be revealed here, but the scenes combine great suspense with deep emotion. One emblematic moment: A soccer game where the audience, all men and all oddly silent, is watched by guards with rifles. The film works so deeply on us because we have been so absorbed by its story, by its destinies, by the way these individuals become so important that we are forced to stop thinking of “Afghans” as simply a category of body counts on the news.

The movie is acted largely in English, although many (subtitled) scenes are in Dari, which I learn is an Afghan dialect of Farsi, or Persian. The performances by the actors playing Amir and Hassan as children are natural, convincing and powerful; recently I have seen several such child performances that adults would envy for their conviction and strength. Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, as young Hassan, is particularly striking, with his serious, sometimes almost mournful face. (The boy now fears Afghan reprisals for appearing in the rape scene, and the producers have helped to relocate him.)

One of the areas in which the movie succeeds is in its depiction of kite flying. Yes, it uses special effects, but they function to represent what freedom and exhilaration the kites represent to their owners. I remember my own fierce identification with my own kites as a child. I was up there; I was represented. Yet there is a fundamental difference between the kite flyer (Amir) and the kite runner (Hassan). Perhaps that sad wisdom in Hassan’s eyes comes from his certainty that all must fall to earth, sooner or later.

This is a magnificent film by Marc Forster, now 38, who since “Monster’s Ball ” (2001) has made “Finding Neverland ” (2004), “Stay ” (2005) and “Stranger Than Fiction ” (2006). All fine work, but “The Kite Runner” equals “Monster’s Ball” in its emotional impact. Like “House of Sand and Fog ” and “Man Push Cart ,” it helps us to understand that the newcomers among us come from somewhere and are somebody.


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If your business needs a straightforward cash rewards credit card, the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business is a solid option. It offers 2% back on all of your purchases and there’s no annual spending cap. There’s also a signup bonus: Earn a one-time $500 cash bonus once you spend $4,500 on purchases within the first 3 months.

The Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business has an annual fee of $0 intro for first year; $59 after that, and no foreign transaction fees. There are business cards without annual fees, but this isn’t a bad fee — you can make it up by spending just $2,950 a year. The Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business is ideal for businesses that don’t require frequent travel, and for spending that is high and/or varies throughout the year.

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If your business needs a straightforward cash rewards credit card, the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business is a solid option. It offers 2% back on all of your purchases and there’s no annual spending cap. There’s also a signup bonus: Earn a one-time $500 cash bonus once you spend $4,500 on purchases within the first 3 months.

The Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business has an annual fee of $0 intro for first year; $59 after that, and no foreign transaction fees. There are business cards without annual fees, but this isn’t a bad fee — you can make it up by spending just $2,950 a year. The Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business is ideal for businesses that don’t require frequent travel, and for spending that is high and/or varies throughout the year.

Want to learn more about the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business? See our full review of all the Spark cards for additional information.

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If your business needs a straightforward cash rewards credit card, the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business is a solid option. It offers 2% back on all of your purchases and there’s no annual spending cap. There’s also a signup bonus: Earn a one-time $500 cash bonus once you spend $4,500 on purchases within the first 3 months.

The Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business has an annual fee of $0 intro for first year; $59 after that, and no foreign transaction fees. There are business cards without annual fees, but this isn’t a bad fee — you can make it up by spending just $2,950 a year. The Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business is ideal for businesses that don’t require frequent travel, and for spending that is high and/or varies throughout the year.

Want to learn more about the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business? See our full review of all the Spark cards for additional information.

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If your business needs a straightforward cash rewards credit card, the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business is a solid option. It offers 2% back on all of your purchases and there’s no annual spending cap. There’s also a signup bonus: Earn a one-time $500 cash bonus once you spend $4,500 on purchases within the first 3 months.

The Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business has an annual fee of $0 intro for first year; $59 after that, and no foreign transaction fees. There are business cards without annual fees, but this isn’t a bad fee — you can make it up by spending just $2,950 a year. The Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business is ideal for businesses that don’t require frequent travel, and for spending that is high and/or varies throughout the year.

Want to learn more about the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business? See our full review of all the Spark cards for additional information.

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If your business needs a straightforward cash rewards credit card, the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business is a solid option. It offers 2% back on all of your purchases and there’s no annual spending cap. There’s also a signup bonus: Earn a one-time $500 cash bonus once you spend $4,500 on purchases within the first 3 months.

The Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business has an annual fee of $0 intro for first year; $59 after that, and no foreign transaction fees. There are business cards without annual fees, but this isn’t a bad fee — you can make it up by spending just $2,950 a year. The Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business is ideal for businesses that don’t require frequent travel, and for spending that is high and/or varies throughout the year.

Want to learn more about the Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business? See our full review of all the Spark cards for additional information.

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