THE FENCE – Documentary RetroView (2010)

THE FENCE – Documentary RetroView (2010)

Do We Want or Need a Fence Along the US-Mexico Border? In 2008, the US government decided to build a 700-mile long fence along the 2000-mile border with Mexico. Intended to block terrorists and illegal immigrants from entering the country, the fence was built by 19 construction companies, 350 engineers, thousands of construction workers using tens of thousands of tons of metal — at a cost of $3-billion. Filmmaker Rory Kennedy uses statistics, archival and new footage, interviews with experts and humorous commentary to investigate the project’s impact and question its value, effectiveness and ethics.

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Documentary Review: THE END OF AMERICA

Documentary Review: THE END OF AMERICA

Based on Naomi Wolf’s eponymous book, The End Of America presents the ten step blueprint that Hitler and other dictators used to subvert democratic process and put an end to personal freedoms. It compares, step by step, events leading up to establishment of the Third Reich with what has happened in the United States in recent years. Directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg, the documentary is convincing and alarming. It should be required viewing for anyone old enough to vote or join the army. Read my full review.

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Movie Review – KOCH (Now on DVD)

Movie Review – KOCH (Now on DVD)

During the three terms he served as NYC’s Mayor, Ed Koch was notoriously brash and theatrical, outspoken, blunt, wily and hilariously humorous. As a public figure, Koch wasn’t afraid to show his sharp side, or to play the clown, poke fun at himself to disarm critics with charm. Koch’s inimitably gutsy style and refusal to compromise on policies and positions he believed best for the city and his constituents gained him avidly loyal followers, as well as legions of detractors. Neil Barskey’s fascinating biodoc tells all!

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