Thursday, October 16, 2008

Films for Thought

Any of the films listed below will provide you with a thought provoking evening and are all very much worth the viewing time:

Sicko, a film by Michael Moore, explores health care systems in Britain, France, Canada, Cuba, and the United States. Needless to say the U.S. does not come out looking so great in comparison to these other countries. Caution: it might make you want to flee the country ☺

King Corn is a somewhat goofy but accurate documentary film about two college-age kids who set out to learn about corn by “adopting” a one acre plot in corn-country and seeing the cycle through harvest and commodity. The revelations about high-fructose corn syrup, cattle feed, food, and health are devastating, but they manage to do it so you keep laughing.

Who Killed the Electric Car? is a blood-pressure raising film about a fully electric car that Detroit experimented with and then destroyed – literally. Since this was all pre- the current oil situation, it makes it that much more infuriating.

These are all available through Netflix, or ask at your local video store. Happy (as it were) viewing - you may want to learn the acupuncture points for lowering blood pressure before watching :)

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