Not the Enemy Media
I ) If you are interested in documentaries: (group of reasons I of 4)
This may be the only feature length documentary that:
a) Examines the illustrations of death and dying in American feature films
b) Is comprised entirely of "fair use" clips
c) Would, if produced under other circumstances, probably cost over $200 million to make
d) Is created almost entirely by one person (direction, production, camera, editing, narration, tech, research, etc.)
e) Presents findings that challenge all (?) previous studies of media violence
(most have literally, from Not The Enemy's perspective, under-reported casualties by a factor of tens of thousands).
f) Presents research for which the ORIGINAL data set is available to everyone.
II ) If you are interested in law:
Here is a case where many of the circumstances existed -- and the outcome is almost completely reversed.
III ) If you are interested in discouraging violence:
a) This documentary looks at America's favorite images of murder, mass murder, and remorseless mass murder.
It is hoped that this process will help discourage violence in two ways
IV ) If you are a human being:
a) Has anyone close to you died?
1. How well did you cope?
2. What examples of grief and mourning have you had?
b) Do you thing you may ever die?
1. What kind of examples of care-giving will have been provided those around you?
2. How have your loved ones been prepared to deal with your death?
c) Do you ever think that you might be a victim of violent crime / war?
1. How have the people around you been socialized to regard you?
For example, do you have reason to imagine they may (negatively) think of YOU as:
i) a Nazi?
v) Invisible? or
vi) A WMD-toting, freedom-hating, hole-dwelling, evil doer?
If the metaphoric torch of freedom is not to be passed to the cockroaches, it is time to contemplate the stories we do tell each other and the stories we would like to tell each other. I submit Americans can, and better, do better.
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