Every day, appearing on the box, there are stories about Tories bailing out banks and robbing the poor, threats over debts that the financial infrastructure signed us up for and, conversely, a widening gap between the super rich elite and the rest of us all.
For a while the viewing public have reacted to this massacre in the real world by burying its head deep inside the imagination; the films the vast majority of us have been lauding over are sci-fi, super human, escapist stories. But alas, we cant escape reality to the extent that we can imagine an end in our stories where the elite don’t meet their comeuppance – one can find it particularly poignant that the biggest, most overrated film of them all, Avatar, ends with humans losing. It’s as though even our imagination is begging to be set free from the shackles that hold us in invisible chains.
Some don’t want to confront reality and seek solace in ever increasing dumb and dumberer films (anything with Adam Sandler anyone?) But some are prepared to tackle the issues of the day and they are arming themselves with facts and stats, all with the aid from a new genre of film, which could in years to come be looked upon as that which helped guide the viewer into a whole new paradigm.
Could these be the most important films ever made?
All this financial crisis was just brought about by chance wasn’t it? The bankers didn’t plan on taking trillions of pounds off the tax payer, nor did they want to deny countries of their sovereignty, and they certainly arent trying to turn America into a third world country, or are they? Well as it goes yes they are.
Charles Ferguson’s Oscar winning Inside Job, has to be the documentary everyone makes it their priority to watch. As millions around the world face unemployment, our NHS faces privatisation and millions slip beneath the poverty line, Inside Job explains what our news wont go near and exposes the banksters for the piggies they really are.
Loose Change 9/11
Everyone in the west must live in fear. There are terrorists out there and we must all be on guard. It’s okay though, our governments have decided that by killing millions around the world and spending billions fighting an abstract concept they are sure to make the world a safer place. The only real justification for the war on terror is the events of 9/11 – we can’t really count Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction because, of course, they didn’t exist. So that make’s what happened on that day pretty important right? Well, what did happen? For some there seems to be evidence that implies Orwellian sized problems for the world we live in.