THE OSCARS COULD CHANGE THE WORLD THIS WEEKEND

On Sunday night, the Oscars will once again prove that the evaluation of art is not best subject to democracy. But there may be flukes, as there often are, and the best of all might be if THE ACT OF KILLING would win Best Documentary, and if its director Joshua Oppenheimer gets the opportunity to say something meaningful about dealing with the past, genocide, and our interdependence as a species. The film is controversial, and Oppenheimer has been more than up to the task of responding to criticisms, including here.

If you haven’t seen it, let me recommend it thus: I think THE ACT OF KILLING proves the continued potential of cinema to do what it needs to do: to advance our humanity.

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2 responses to “THE OSCARS COULD CHANGE THE WORLD THIS WEEKEND

  1. carbon dated

    I agree with every sentiment expressed in this post (except replace THE ACT OF KILLING with DIRTY WARS).

  2. Good thinking about the Oscars…thanks for this…