Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

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The Yes Men: Jackass meets Michael Moore

September 9th, 2010

A new kind of activist journalism has been created. It is humorous Michael Moore “mockumentaries” meets the daring stunts of the show Jackass. These guys are for real! Their latest documentary, “The Yes Men: Fix the World,” is intellectually stimulating and very funny at the same time. (Both of their films are streaming items on NetFlix!!) Here are a few clips from the most recent film, and some media coverage of their work.

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The End of Poverty

June 14th, 2010

I just finished watching an excellent documentary called, “The End of Poverty?” The film explores how international poverty has been perpetuated by corrupt capitalism, through multinational corporations and the U.S. government. The film can be viewed instantly if you have NetFlix, or you can purchase the DVD from the web site. You can also view clips from the film on YouTube. Take a look at the trailer below.

The film features some of my favorite scholars, such as John Perkins (“Confessions of an Economic Hit Man“) and Chalmers Johnson (“Blowback“). The film, and these authors, bring to light some important facts about world poverty, including: » Read more: The End of Poverty