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Friday, April 20, 2007

New Canadian film illustrates integrity

This story about a recently-released Canadian documentary reaffirms my faith in humanity.

The film, called Manufacturing Dissent, is about the "controversial" Michael Moore who, it turns out, was rather short on integrity when he created his "documentaries" supposedly exposing the "right wing agenda."

Moore, as I myself had discovered long before Manufacturing Dissent was released, has done much to discredit documentary filmaking. He has used the genre as a political soapbox and foisted soviet-style agit prop on trusting audiences. As a result, his films have only served to polarize society, pulling politics into the emotional realm, where there is little room for logic and intellectual analysis.

Hats off to Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine for their courage in debunking this political and cultural "sacred cow" ... and for standing up for honesty in their industry.

More details here. Trailer here. TV interview with the filmmakers here.

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