Friday, August 21, 2009

Streetwise (1984)

Fantastic documentary by director Martin Bell following the lives of several homeless children as they navigate the underbelly of Seattle. Stark and at times terrifying, the film's greatest achievement is how honestly it portrays the building of community and of relationships within a truly desolate and perilous landscape. The whole film is available to watch on YouTube. Big thanks to Ally Harris for introducing me to it.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Why is nobody talking about this?

While folks at Fox and Friends praise the town hall format as a chance for the real, salt-o-the-earth, American people to voice their opposition to the Obama administration's health care reform plans, they forgot to mention this small, apparently negligible nugget: sick