Monday, July 11, 2005


Just saw this film the other night--I can't get over the contrast between the heroism of Jean Dominique, a man who spent his life fighting to bring truth (and paid dearly for it), versus the media we have nowadays.

A stirring, tragic film--I highly recommend it, but prepare to be disturbed.

I also have a much higher opinion of Jonathan Demme for bringing out this film--not that it was ever low, just that I never gave him much thought before this. Apparently, he is very involved in Haitian social justice issues. His assistant calls this film a "hagiography", and yeah, it kind of is--but that does not detract from its essential truth.


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