After Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch — one of our newest writers — contributed a column on must-see horror flicks, we decided to open the topic up to the members of other bands. Why? Well, in addition to music and literature, we’re huge movie buffs and feel maybe your life could benefit from a big screen broadening.
So here for you now is a new column written by Patrick Morris of Dissident Clone.
The End of Poverty?
This documentary is not some optimistic silver bullet on how to bring peace to the world. This is a deft history of the world since 1492, illuminating how old world imperial power never let go of the so-called New World.
Giving examples from across the world of the strategic use of religion, debt, and privatization of natural resources, this should be a warning to Americans that we are working for a ruling class that will do nothing to save us.
Children of Men
Welcome to a not-too-distant look into the future of man’s inhumanity towards man. One part brings the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse photographs to life on screen, serving as a reminder of the barbaric lengths societies go when we are after “them.”
The DVD has a bonus documentary called The Possibility of Hope, which is an anthropological look at our modern state. Bleakly, the commentators ponder the possibility we might get our act together before we destroy ourselves.
Money, Power and Wall Street
This is a thick, four-part PBS documentary on the recent financial crisis that has left so many Americans feeling like Elizabeth Shue in the shower scene of Leaving Las Vegas.
The Great Recession wasn’t depraved indifference, it was malicious intent. Bankers deliberately broke the law harming millions of people. Yet, due to status and protection from our government, not one has faced criminal prosecution.
This documentary should help Americans understand the Great Recession was an act of control. Watch this for free on Frontline’s website.
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