posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 03:43 PM
reply to post by Nightaudit
I think it is too long at 1hr 33, if you are trying to get “a message of mobilization out to every human being” then it will need to be shorter to
truly achieve this objective – can you imagine every one watching this? In our technology/distraction/me me me obsessed culture?
I sat through the whole film and thought I wasn’t learning much that I didn’t already know. Yes humankind is doomed if we don’t stop consuming
etc etc and we have forgotten that we are interconnected etc etc The gap between rich and poor is wider than ever etc etc, sea levels are rising etc
I don’t think the film truly tackled/captured why – especially in the western world which IMO is rooted in capitalism/neo-liberalism (the
commoditisation of everything) To truly tackle this will require direct action in taking out the layers in society that transmit and perpetuate these
ideologies such as the elites, multinationals, politicians, religion, big pharma et al. to name a few!
Essentially I prefer more edgy documentaries, AJ for example (I know he’s annoying) but I think his dogmatic approach is a more realistic approach
to truly mobilise the masses. I think this is another (although beautifully shot film) that tells me the planet is doomed – I know it is….. And
yes they have that nice positive bit at the end however, I think it naïve when they talk about Antarctica and the ‘treaty’ signed by 49 states to
protect and not mine – lol give it time… And the man who thought the unthinkable in Bangladesh and opened a bank that only lends to the poor –
now imagine trying to do that in a western, profit driven society! No chance, bankrupt/bankrupted (maybe by rival bankers) within a week…. My point
being these complex issues are so deeply interconnected between the western world and 3rd world (think dependency theory) that it will take more than
this – revolution anyone?
BTW OP this wasn’t a personal attack! Thanks for bringing this film to my attention.