7.23.2012

Life and Debt (2001)

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NA Films will be taking a two week break starting today.
  
But, before we head out on vacation, it's time to take a look at the effects of globalization via the IMF and World Bank.  The documentary Life and Debt, by Stephanie Black is a great example of what one country, Jamaica, experienced after agreeing to "structural adjustment policies".  This film focuses on the impact on Jamaica's agricultural industry.  The fact that this island is a major tourist destination does not go unaddressed and some of the tourist footage is juxtaposed quite horrifically with the plight of the people who actually live and work on the island.  

Is there any place in the world where the IMF and/or the World Bank has gone that tragedy and poverty have NOT followed?

See you all on August 6th.

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7.09.2012

Download: The True Story of the Internet - Part 1: Browser Wars (2008)

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I am not a tech guy.  I run this site and my podcast (The World of Cinema) with Blogger and Feedburner, so this weeks NA Films Monday Movie may be a boring old story to those of you who are more familiar with tech issues and history.  Since Adam and John both have intense tech backgrounds, this film seemed appropriate.  Download: The True Story of the Internet is a 2008 documentary series that aired on The Science Channel and is hosted by John Heilemann.  Part I: The Browser Wars takes a look at the "rise and fall of Netscape and it's battle against Microsoft"

Part I (43:45)

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7.04.2012

NA 422 Film

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Adam read a note from Sgt. Fred at an Austin meet up who recommended the film For Greater Glory.

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NA 421 Film

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Regular readers of this blog read about Casino Jack back on 1.10.11 when ReadyKilowatt reviewed the film.  John clipped the fantasy sequence of Jack Abramoff telling off a Congressional hearing as the end of show clip.

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7.02.2012

Earth: The Climate Wars I - The Battle Begins (2008)

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I've always been interested in Adam and John's opinions and research around climate change and global warming, mainly because it differs from my own opinion.  That said, this weeks film is part of a series I'll be posting over the coming months.  I figured summer was a good time to post these as there is always record heat somewhere and that give empty headed news pundits and talk show hosts endless material for discussing climate change and global warming.

Description from You Tube:
Dr Iain Stewart traces the history of climate change from its very beginning and examines just how the scientific community managed to get it so very wrong back in the Seventies. Along the way he uncovers some of the great unsung heroes of climate change science, and introduces us to a secret organisation of American government scientists, known as Jason, who wrote the first official report on global warming as far back as 1979.


Part I (58:58):


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