"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

What do you mean, no dissent?

BBC 2 found time in the graveyard slot for a must see documentary last night. It was my first time to see it and I can safely say I won't be able to forget it for some time.

A short clip on YouTube

Darwin's Nightmare

New York Time's Review:

Feeding Europe, Starving at Home

Published: August 3, 2005

"Darwin's Nightmare," Hubert Sauper's harrowing, indispensable documentary, is framed by the arrival and departure of an enormous Soviet-made cargo plane at an airstrip outside Mwanza, Tanzania. The plane, with its crew of burly Russians and Ukrainians, will leave Mwanza for Europe carrying 55 tons of processed fish caught by Lake Victoria fisherman and filleted at a local factory. Though Mr. Sauper's investigation of the economy and ecology around the lake ranges far and wide - he talks to preachers and prostitutes, to street children and former soldiers - he keeps coming back to a simple question. What do the planes bring to Africa?

continued... NY Times

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