May 17, 2004

The Agronomist

Is it absurd to think one might gain even the slightest additional perspective on the Iraq situation by watching a documentary about the life and times of Jean Leopold Dominique of Haiti? Let alone a whole lot of perspective on Haiti? Not to mention some much-needed perspective on democracy, be it in Haiti, Iraq, the U.S., or elsewhere?

Actually, it turns out it is not absurd. Go see the movie and see for yourself.

Here's an interesting article by filmmaker Jonathan Demme about his film, The Agronomist. For San Diego readers, it's playing right now, for a week only, at the Ken Cinema.

Here's a set of links to reviews of the film to learn more about it. But see the film first, and read the reviews after.

Powerful, fascinating film.

Posted by brian at May 17, 2004 10:08 PM


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