Could hardly sleep for the anger it induced, then I woke and saw the world for the bland place it is now and thus more dangerous. Drove to work thinking no one will listen if you shout at them, you have to be more clever, but if you are in chains it's too late.
This film is 44 years old and yet it has more to say about society and the documentary making process than almost anything that is being made today in 2015. A mind-bogglingly sharp satire not to mention a genuinely edge-of-the-seat warming thriller, the authenticity of the performances is such that it's staggering to think you're not watching a documentary, even despite the subject matter. An incredible film.
Shocking, I loved it, but it's sad because it's a reality, although the USA doesn't has a punishment park exactly, racism has not stop, their fight for freedom means following their capitalist ideas and if you think in a different way you become an enemy or a terrorist, that's my opinion.
Complex protest film about the concept of patriotism, the tyranny of governments, the use of violent repression to impose political ideologies. It admits multiple lectures & applies to a myriad of different scenarios past and present. Special mention to the fact that, rightly or wrongly, governmental policies find legitimacy in the views of a majority, a fact that worryingly translate into the tyranny of the masses
Incredible. In light of the police murders of innocent people like Trayvon Martin, Walter Scott & others, this film is fire at the bottom of a rope. Stylistically very minimal but the narrative form is brilliant. Heartbreaking and harrowing... because although this is a fake doc, the implications are dead-on.
By no means a subtle film, but - as one of the characters says - "there's no place for poets in this culture." Not an easy or even enjoyable watch - nor should it be; this is a strength of the film rather than a strike against it. Way too full of truths to be 'fiction'. Its current-day relevance can't be overstated.