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In Popular Picks on April 12, 2009 at 1:50 am

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2007 | 88 min

In this first of its kind “dramatic-documentary-musical,” essayist Lewis Lapham and an all-star cast (including Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Altman, James Baker and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.) take two young Ivy-League graduates on a tour of the corridors of power. This “astonishing”, “coruscating” satire poses the question:  Is it better to rule the world, or to save it?

Appearing on the screen are a range of leaders and commentators from across the political spectrum, among them: the late Robert B. Altman, James A. Baker III, Bill Bradley, Harold Brown, Hodding Carter III, William T. Coleman, Jr., Walter Cronkite, Barbara Ehrenreich, Vartan Gregorian, Doug Henwood, Mike Medavoy, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., John Perkins, (a.k.a., the economic hit-man) Samuel Peabody, Pete Seeger, Lawrence H. Summers, Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., William Howard Taft IV, the late Kurt Vonnegut and Howard Zinn.

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Posted 10/26/08 by Stephen

And with all the change over the past 50 years, there really hasn’t been any until now. With the 2008 election, is real change finally achievable? Even when Obama is elected? Is this so called grass roots upswell real and if it is, will it last? The working Americans have not been united on any one thing in over 60 years. So the ruling class has been able to enslave them (nickel and dime them) for all these years. And now when the ruling class institutions have crashed the working people let them bail themselves out with our tax dollars.
No one will ever help the working class. Not even themselves, unless they do unite and say enough is enough. I fear this will not happen in my life time.

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n a stunning indictment of sweeping policy changes during the Bush years, best-selling author Naomi Wolf (The Beauty Myth) makes a chilling case that American democracy is under threat. Investigating parallels between our current situation and the rise of dictators and fascism in once-free societies, Wolf uncovers a number of deeply unsettling similarities-from the use of paramilitary groups and secret prisons to the targeted suspension of the rule of law. With this galvanizing call to arms based on her recent book, she urges regular citizens to take back our legacy of freedom and justice.

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In Popular Picks on November 28, 2008 at 3:27 am
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In SUPER SIZE ME, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock unravels the American obesity epidemic by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a “McDonald’s only” diet for thirty days straight.  His Sundance award-winning feature is as entertaining as it is horrifying as it dives into corporate responsibility, nutritional education, school lunch programs and how we as a nation are eating ourselves to death.

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Posted 09/16/08 by Charles Sisk

Quite an eye-opener!! Had no idea this stuff was so bad for you….

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Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee is the setting for this documentary about an extraordinary experiment in Holocaust education. Struggling to grasp the concept of six-million Holocaust victims, the students decide to collect six-million paper clips to better understand the extent of this crime against humanity. The film details how the students met Holocaust survivors from around the world and how the experience transformed them and their community.
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Posted 08/05/08 by Amber

WOW…It is true that you learn something new everyday.  I have been taught about the Holocaust, but never has it touched my heart like this.  It’s nice to know that at any age people are willing to give so much of themselves for such a good reason.  I am grateful for this 82 minutes of my day and I am grateful for people like the ones in Whitwell.
Posted 08/04/08 by Wanda Woolf

I realy enjoyed this flim. I realy think the childern did a great job.