Posts Tagged ‘Nominated’


No, I’m not talking about the Facebook movie, but instead have a look at some of the shorts and documentaries. These look notable…

The Warriors of Qiugang

A rural Chinese village is being poisoned by an out of control industrial invasion. People are dying. The village will fight back. Powerful stuff.

See the trailers for all of these at the links provided.


A dramatic and terrifying revisiting of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

Sun Come Up

An island nation is sinking, and the people must flee. The only place nearby is a dangerous land torn apart by civil war. Will their culture die out, and will they go extinct as a result of Global Warming?

Poster Girl

A female veteran renounces war and killing. Some profound guilt is evidenced.

Let’s Pollute

Looks like a fun satirical take on the old educational cartoons. In this case it’s pro-pollution, pro-industrialization.

And lastly…

Killing In the Name

This one: I don’t know about. In a world of hyped propaganda about terrorism, I’m not very receptive to yet another anti-Muslim extremism slanted product, produced and championed by westerners.

From the trailer, we see that Killing in the name of GOD completes the title. Whenever I see these I need to remind myself that western militaries are also killing, and are quite a bit more efficient about it. Magnitudes. Epochs ahead.

Trailers like this tend to presnt Muslim extremists as the greatest threat to the world in existence. Of course Donald Rumsfeld likened going after Al Qaeda to “swatting flies.”

I think, essentially what’s missing in these anti-Muslim hit pieces is the larger reality. The greatest Big Lie of the modern age here in America is that western, white people “terrorism” does not exist. By constantly pointing the finger outward, and at the strange outsideer enemies, the finger never gets turned back around.

While western militaries may not explicitly be “killing in the name of God,” (although individual motives could be debated) the terrorism of “homicide bombers”, and two thousand pound bombs, and five hundred pound bombs, and Mother of All Bombs, and uranium munitions, and hellfire missiles, and “Predator” and “Reaper” drones, and white phosphorous, and torture and more torture and yet more torture, and assassinations, and partnering with mass-murdering warlords and drug lords, and death squads all tend to “terrorize” a hell of a lot of people around the world.

But, hey, I thought “we” were supposed to be against terrorism?

If “their” terrorism is morally unacceptable… then so is yours.