Friday, July 4, 2008

Films and Morals

I saw the film "The Visitor" today. I hadn't heard of it before. Please see it if you can. I'm not sure how long it's been out, but here in Phoenix it's showing at the Camelview 5, one of our smaller art film theatres, and it won't be around much longer.

It's about two Syrians, a Senegalese, and an American--about an odd and inspiring entanglement of lives and a rude interruption brought courtesy of the fed. If anything that side of reality illustrates the meaning of "bare lives," it's this film.

Possibly the greatest moral challenge I face personally these days is to learn how not to hate this Republican administration and all who support or appease them.