Here’s one to shock, stun & suplex the senses in a continents worth of rubble & refuse. The core on this occasion is China’s “utterly unprecedented” urbanization extravaganza as captured by esteemed photographic artist Edward Burtynsky & director by Jennifer Baichwal. “mega projects” & truly herculean manufacturing terminals stuffed with humans resembling mechanical equipment arduously assembling endless quantities of largely unnecessary goods for the worlds prodigal profligacy… Continue reading Manufactured Landscapes:
Horror, surrealism & reality from Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s (with editing from Wolfgang Widerhofer) superb (I would say even classic) 2005 documentary on modern large-scale food production (it will thus be an even more disturbing & abstract affair nowadays no doubt). Surrealism & reality sharing the same lens may sound like an oxymoron, but the facts of how industrial supermarket food is generated & prepared is a bizarre, deeply unnatural & shocking Continue reading Our Daily Bread
“What happens when the rich get richer?” so posits the cover of this excellent documentary. Fire up the disc & the first statistics that emerge are
“35 years ago an economic project in the US & UK was supposed to provide a better life for all.
Today, in both countries, inequality is at it’s highest level since 1928”
Continue reading The Divide
“Throughout the world inequality is soaring to new heights. And the wealth of nations that once provided prosperity for the majority has gone missing. This is the story of powerful forces deepening the divide between the few and the many”. So begins one of the most urgent & informing documentaries you have never heard of (& if you have, congratulations is required). Director Harold Crooks brings his attention to the malady of The City Of London, tax havens, British Common Wealth satellites, offshoring & tax evasion, if not more accurately “tax negation” or some 99.99% equivalent. It’s an Continue reading The Price We Pay