Monday, February 7, 2011

Hearts And Minds

Instead Of The Superbowl, I watched this documentary. There is football comparisons to war, and some great football coverage...just enough that I won't get sucked into the fanfare of it this year.

From 1974, by Peter Davis. Essential viewing if you want to escape history. From IMDB: "This film recounts the history and attitudes of the opposing sides of the Vietnam War using archival news footage as well as their own film and interviews. A key theme is how attitudes of American racism and self-righteousness militarism helped create and prolong this bloody conflict. The film also endeaveors to give voice to the Vietnamese people themselves as to how the war has affected them and their reasons why they fight the United States and other western powers while showing the basic humanity of the people that US propaganda tried to dismiss."

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