A particularly critical segment of our current shit-storm’s origins. This aging, modest & fairly unassuming documentary is actually an irreversibly humongous lesson in major corruption & the willful closure of protective progress through political sabotage, falsification, market suppression & deeply dishonest & dirty chicanery. Mega corruption aside, it also provides a crystal-clear & detailed demonstration of gigantic corporate conspiracy between industry & government, working together illicitly to effectively ‘cancel out’ unwanted evolutions that obstruct their immediate interests in the extreme short-term.
A seminally brilliant but horrific documentary on Americas unforgivably monstrous industrial prison complex & sick conjoined-twin – The War On Drugs. Despite this film being six years old, & the malignancy of these ‘industries’ only expanding & embedding since its release, this is still a tremendous piece of work that brings acute power & clarity to this dreadful’ dreadful crisis.
We Come As Friends-documentary/DVD:We Come as Friends is the follow-up to director Hubert Sauper’s acclaimed Darwin’s Nightmare documentary. Astonishingly, it manages to be just as profound as its incredible predecessor. Whereas Darwin’s Nightmare was shot in Tanzania, the sequel focuses on Sudan.
this documentary is long overdue. Its a subject & option that many would rather remains buried, obscured or disabled under maximum misrepresentation. Besides some bias, omission & selective brevity (particularly regarding settler hate-crimes & terrorism), its actually a very’ very good & extremely important piece of work. Continue reading The Oslo Diaries (documentary film):→
I first went to Indonesia in 2001 to help oil palm plantation workers make a film documenting and dramatizing their struggle to organize a union, in the aftermath of the US-supported Suharto dictatorship – under which unions were illegal. In the remote plantation villages of North Sumatra, one could hardly perceive that military rule had officially ended three years earlier.Continue reading The Look Of Silence and The Act Of Killing DVD (Josh Oppenheimer):→
Who’s heard of this one then? A belting hurrah for anybody that’s acquainted, but the chances are that this excellent 2011 production never even hit your radar. It’s not hard to see why certain parties would like it to remain as marginal as possible. Despite significant acclaim, award nominations & narration from Samuel Jackson, it remains in phantom mode. Continue reading In The Land Of The Free…DVD:→