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Posts tagged with: film

13 Jun, 2010

I recently saw a great documentary film at the Seattle International Film Festival called Waste Land. It's about an art project of Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz, which took place at the biggest landfill in the world, Jardim Gramacho, just outside of Rio de Janeiro.

17 Dec, 2007

I finally saw Michael Moore's film Sicko. It's very scary. The main point of the film is that in the U.S., even if you have "good" health insurance, you have no guarantee that you will get good health care. This is because hospitals and doctors make health care decisions based on what your insurance company will pay them, rather than what is good for you, and the insurance companies base their decisions on what is good for their stockholders, not what is good for you.

31 May, 2006

I went to see a great documentary film last night at the Seattle International Film Festival called Maquilapolis. It was made in collaboration with a group of women who work in the factories ("maquiladoras" in Spanish) near the US-Mexican border in Tijuana. In it, they tell their story of environmental problems and exploitation, which are made worse by the Mexican government's choice not to enforce their own laws in that region, due to NAFTA. See it!