8 Responses to The Face of the Other

  1. Rad Geek February 1, 2007 at 9:49 pm #

    It’s a good video; and it’s now today’s feature at Dulce Et Decorum Est.

    It reminds me of all the members of the know-nothing blowhard brigade who were so outraged by Michael Moore’s use of stock footage — including children flying kites, quiet city scenes, happy people riding a ferris wheel, etc. — in depicting pre-war Baghdad in Fahrenheit 9/11. As far as I know nobody claimed that the footage wasn’t actual footage of Baghdad; apparently the problem with this was that it’s somehow irresponsible to so much as suggest that, even under a truly ghastly tyranny such as Saddam Hussein’s, there might still sometimes be children who are happy, people with ordinary lives to live, and many things of value that could be destroyed by aerial bombardment and urban combat. (Of course it is true that if your awareness of the world only goes back to last Tuesday and got all your information about pre-war Iraq from the film footage in Fahrenheit 9/11, then you’d come away with an awfully distorted picture of what Iraq was like during the reign of Saddam Hussein. But I don’t think that newborns and Kaspar Hauser were Moore’s intended audience….)

  2. Sheldon Richman February 2, 2007 at 9:50 am #

    Thanks, Roderick.

  3. peter June 22, 2007 at 7:23 am #

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