The Bush II era has given birth to a series of remarkable political documentaries -- works which collectively tell a story that later generations, if any, may scarcely believe. Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke may be the single finest documentary I've ever seen -- an elegiac and accusatory chronicle of all (or nearly all) of the controversies to arise from the Katrina disaster. Other films recount other horrors: Outfoxed, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Fahrenheit 911, Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre, An Inconvenient Truth, and 911: Press for Truth.read the rest
(Soon, I hope to speak at greater length about the last-mentioned film. To those who have asked what my own views on 911 are, all I can say is: Get that video.)
Special attention should go to Adam Curtis' extraordinary BBC documentary The Power of Nightmares, which aired in 2004 but is only now having an impact in America. You can download part one, part two and part three.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Posted by lukery at 9/20/2006 04:38:00 PM