NA Film Catch Up I

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I fell behind on No Agenda episodes so this post covers several film recommendations from the shows 350 to 366.

The Vice Guide to North Korea

They Live

End:Civ (2011)

If there are any I missed that you remember, let me know at theworldofcinema@gmail.com


What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)

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This is the last No Agenda Films Monday Movie before Christmas, so it's time for Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping's (their name at the time of filming) holiday classic What Would Jesus Buy?

From the Book of Knowledge (aka Wikipedia):
The Church of Life After Shopping (formerly known as the Church of Stop Shopping) is an activist performance group based in New York City, led by Reverend Billy, the stage name of Bill Talen. Using the form of a revival meeting, on sidewalks and in chain stores, Reverend Billy and his gospel choir exhort consumers to abandon the products of large corporations and mass media; the group also preaches a broader message of economic justice, environmental protection, and anti-militarism, protesting sweatshops and the Iraq War. Though it continues its street theatre activities, the Church has also appeared on stage and has toured internationally.


For anyone following the Occupy movement, Reverend Billy was arrested (along with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges) for being part of a sit-in outside Goldman Sachs.

What Would Jesus Buy? DVD:

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Thrive (2011)

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I've got an odd one for you this week.  I have not formulated my opinion on Thrive (2011), but the url for the films website gives me pause.  Then, I read the section called "The Problem/GLOBAL DOMINATION AGENDA" and I'm nodding my head in agreement.  So for now, I would recommend watching it for free and only buy a copy from the above site once you figure out if there is any value in this for you.

Full Video on Vimeo (although the link may not last for too long):

THRIVE - What on Earth Will it Take from THE CHURCH OF IMPACT on Vimeo.

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The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009)

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Daniel Ellsberg recently spoke at the OccupyCal protest at UC Berkeley campus.  The former US military analyst was responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers (eventually partially published by the New York Times in 1971) and turning the tide of public sentiment against the Vietnam War.  At 80 years old he continues to be arrested for acts of civil disobedience (over 80 times and counting).

In 2009, Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith made a fantastic documentary, The Most Dangerous Man in America,  about the publishing of the Pentagon Papers and Mr. Ellsberg's continues activism for a free and open democratic process within the US government.  The fact that this film now exists in the era of the WikiLeaks story make the film all the more illuminating and insightful to the idea of putting classified documents out in the public view so that the people will know what their government is doing in their name.


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