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Monday, April 16 2007

America at a Crossroads

America at a Crossroads offers a range of films -- smart, tough, perceptive, and sad, sometimes uneven and often quite brilliant.


Thursday, March 29 2007

Rattling the Cage: An Interview with Screamers Director Carla Garapedian

With a new documentary and the aid of System of a Down, Garapedian tries to get the world talking about genocide.


Wednesday, January 10 2007

The Road to Guantánamo (2006)

While the movie has been termed a "docudrama" for its mix of reenactments, interviews, and archival news footage, it is not nearly so easy or easygoing about "truth" as such a label suggests. The film's complex form corresponds to its story, in the sense that "truth" is precisely what troubles it.


Thursday, November 30 2006

Iraq in Fragments (2006)

A meditation on chaos and coping, the documentary keeps its focus intently on Iraqis.


Sunday, November 19 2006

Shut Up & Sing

Still, and to their credit, the Chicks will not shut up.


Thursday, July 28 2005

The Dreams of Sparrows (2004)

Director Hayder Mousa Daffar had a dream, to make a documentary about his Iraq. Not, he says, the Iraq that he sees 'on the internet, on the news... bombs and explosions', but a country where people lived, and survived, and aspired for more.


Thursday, May 5 2005

Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause: Noam Chomsky, Carol Chomsky - PopMatters Film Review )

Noam Chomsky is also a walking primer on how to be a public intellectual.


Thursday, April 7 2005

The Corporation (2004)

The film argues that today, corporations are the planet's dominant institution, such that their welfare, as individuals, takes precedence over all else.


Thursday, July 15 2004

The Corporation (2004)

The film argues that today, corporations are the planet's dominant institution, such that their welfare, as individuals, takes precedence over all else.


Tuesday, May 11 2004

Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky

The world did not suddenly become extraordinarily dangerous on September 11, 2001. What has changed since then is the reinterpretation of basic terms now being used to justify US policies.


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